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Public Document No. 54 



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ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Department of Public Works 



For the Year ending November 30, 1929 




Publication of this Document approved by the Commission on Administration and Finance 
lm-7-'30. No. 9606 



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TENTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

Year ending November 30, 1929 

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth 

of Massachusetts 

In accordance with the provisions of law, I have the honor, as Commissioner 
of Public Works, to submit the tenth annual report of the Department of Public 
Works for the year ending Nov. 30, 1929. 

The organization of the Department, as denned in chapter 16, General Laws, 
as amended by chapter 297, Acts of 1927, was as follows: — 

Commissioner of Public Works, William F. Williams 1 and Frank E. Lyman. 2 

Associate Commissioner, Richard K. Hale. 

Associate Commissioner, Frank E. Lyman 2 and Herman A. MacDonald. 3 

The Department has continued its policies regarding highway improvements 
in selecting the types of highways and pavements best adapted to the needs of 
traffic and materials available. The mileage of new State highways laid out and 
constructed, and of State highways widened and reconstructed amounted to 120 
miles. In cooperation with the cities, towns and counties, under the provisions 
of chapter 90, General Laws, the Department has also constructed 160 miles of 
highways. The total mileage (280 miles) constructed during the year exceeded 
that of the previous year, and likewise, the expenditures in 1929 were $1,500,000 
in excess of 1928. Under the provisions of section 26, chapter 81, General Laws, 
the Department has had charge of the repair and improvement of about 8,200 
miles of public ways, exclusive of State highways, in about 170 towns. 

Recognizing the need for wider and heavier types of surface, the Department 
has included in its work of the year a considerable mileage of roadways having 
a travelled width of thirty or forty feet. 

The Newburyport Turnpike, a State highway, Route 1, one of the important 
projects, will be greatly improved by the completion of contracts awarded for 
the widening of the travelled way to thirty feet, affording three 10-foot lanes for 
traffic for a distance of seven miles extending northerly from Lynnfield, which 
was the northerly end of the widening completed last year, to the town of 
Ipswich. That portion of the turnpike built last year in Maiden, Melrose and 
entering Saugus, is 40 feet in width. That portion of this route in Maiden, south- 
erly from the end of the turnpike in Maiden is also under reconstruction, 44 feet 
in width. 

The Mohawk Trail, Route 2, has been greatly improved by the completion 
of the reconstruction of about 16 miles from Charlemont to North Adams, the 
surface of which is bituminous macadam of a coarse texture, twenty-four feet 
in width, in extension of the work completed last year. 

One interesting new State highway is the road in Provincetown and on the 
Province Lands, and extension to Race Point Road which opens up a beach here- 
tofore inaccessible, said to be one of the finest on the coast. 

Other prominent projects were the Milford-Upton reconstruction, the Lanes- 
borough cut-off, the Falmouth cut-off and the Norton-Mansfield-Attleboro con- 
struction and reconstruction. 

The elimination of two extremely dangerous underpasses at Palmer, where 
the State highway passed under the tracks of the Boston and Albany Railroad 
was effected by the construction of a by-pass. Also a cut-off in Lanesborough 
has eliminated, for through trafjic, one grade crossing and one dangerous rail- 
road bridge. A total of six grade crossings have been eliminated during the 
year. • : 

i Resigned Deo. 26, 1928. 

2 Appointed Commissioner of Public Works Dec. 26, 1928. 

s Appointed Dec. 29, 1928. 



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Several cut-offs have been completed, as for example, the Templeton cut-off, 
on Route 2, extending from the State highway in Gardner, thence through Tem- 
pleton to a connection with the State highway at Phillipston. The southerly 
route from Worcester to Springfield via Charlton, Sturbridge and Brimfield has 
been greatly improved by construction of new State highway and the branch 
from Sturbridge through Holland on the Boston-Hartford-New York route. 

Among the prominent cooperative projects were the following: — the recon- 
struction of a bridge and highway connecting Shawsheen Village with the town 
of Andover proper; and the Westfield-Holyoke work. 

The construction of the Alewife Brook parkway extension has been largely 
completed, providing a 40-foot bituminous macadam roadway, with two truss 
and girder bridges to carry this road over the tracks of the Boston and Maine 
Railroad. Upon completion, portions of this road will become part of the boule- 
vard system of the Metropolitan District and the balance will remain as city 
streets of Cambridge. 

In traffic matters, the Department, under the provisions of chapter 357, Acts 
of 1928, has issued Rules and Regulations for traffic on State highways and 
through ways so designated by the Department and also issued Bulletin No. 2, 
a Standard Code for Traffic Control Signal Installation and Operation, appli- 
cable to all highways within the Commonwealth. Numerous additional direction 
and warning signs as well as route numbers have been erected on the State 
highways and other important routes. 

The outstanding waterways projects were the dredging of Town River, 
Quincy, Annisquam River, Gloucester, and Scituate Harbor, Scituate. Under 
legislative authorization the Department moved two hangars erected by the 
Commonwealth to new locations at the Boston Airport. 

The engineering and clerical staff of the Department and the Registry of 
Motor Vehicles was as follows: — 

Chief Engineer, Arthur W. Dean. 1 

Highway Engineer (Projects), Franklin C. Pillsbury. 

Highway Engineer (Construction), Raymond C. Coburn. 

Highway Engineer (Maintenance), George H. Delano. 

Bridge Engineer, George E. Harkness. 

District Highway Engineers: 

District No. 1, George A. Curtis, — Berkshire County and the towns of 
Worthington, Middlefleld and Huntington in Hampshire County, and the 
towns of Chester, Montgomery, Russell, Blandford and Tolland in Hamp- 
den County. 
District No. 2, H. D. Phillips, — Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Coun- 
ties, with the following exceptions: three towns in Hampshire County in- 
cluded in District No. 1 and ten towns in Hampden County included in 
Districts Nos. 1 and 3. 
District No. 3, John A. Johnston, — Worcester County and the towns of 

Brimfield, Holland, Monson, Palmer and Wales in Hampden County. 
District No. 4, F. D. Sabin, — Middlesex County. 
District No. 5, James E. Lawrence, — Essex and Suffolk Counties. 
District No. 6, H. 0. Parker, — Norfolk and Bristol Counties. 
District No. 7, H. C. Holden, — Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nan- 
tucket Counties. 
District Waterways Engineer, for Boston Harbor, — John N. Ferguson. 
District Waterways Engineer, for harbors and waterways outside Boston Har- 
bor, Francis L. Sellew. 
Secretary, Mary A. Riley. 
Financial Secretary, Fred Fair. 

Registry of Motor Vehicles 
Registrar, George A. Parker. 
Deputy Registrar, Anthony A. Bonzagni. 

i Appointed Chief Engineer Jan. 8, 1929 (formerly Chief Highway Engineer). 



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Assistant to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, Alfred W. Devine. 
Chief Administrative Clerk, Charles R. Gilley. 
Chief Inspector of Motor Vehicles, Albert S. Olsson. 

A detailed report of the activities of the Department for the year is presented 
herewith. 

FRANK E. LYMAN, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
Dec. 1, 1929. 

SPECIAL REPORTS TO THE LEGISLATURE 

The Department was authorized and directed by the Legislature to make cer- 
tain investigations, and the reports thereon were made as follows: — 

The construction of a bridge over the Mystic River in the city of Medford 
and related improvements. Report made Dec. 1, 1928, by the Department of 
Public Works, under chapter 35, Resolves of 1928. (Senate 4 of 1929.) 

The taking over and maintenance by the Commonwealth of certain bridges 
on main through routes of travel. Report made Dec. 1, 1928, by the Depart- 
ment of Public Works, under chapter 38, Resolves of 1928. (Senate 10 of 
1929.) 

Protecting the cities and towns in the Hoosac and Connecticut River valleys 
from flood damage. Report made Dec. 1, 1928, by the Department of Public 
Works, under chapter 28, Resolves of 1928. (House 111 of 1929.) 

A boulevard from Stoneham to the Quannapowitt Parkway in Wakefield. 
Report made Dec. 1, 1928, by the Department of Public Works, under chapter 
42, Resolves of 1928. (House 149 of 1929.) 

The rebuilding of Baker and Ocean avenues in the city of Revere. Report 
made Dec. 1, 1028, by the Department of Public Works, under chapter 45, 
Resolves of 1928. (House 190 of 1929.) 

The improvement of Broadway in Maiden and certain ways in Braintree, 
Weymouth and Hingham. Report made Dec. 1, 1928, under chapter 46, Re- 
solves of 1928. (House 211 of 1929.) 

A State highway in Revere from Broadway to the Revere Beach Parkway at 
Revere Street. Report made Dec. 1, 1928, under chapter 55, Resolves of 1928. 
(House 127 of 1929.) 

Acquiring the right of way for public access to Lake Chaubunagungamaug in 
the town of Webster. Report made Dec. 1, 1928, by the Department of Public 
Works and the Attorney General, jointly, under chapter 453, Acts of 1923. 
(House 155 of 1929.) 

Reports made by special commissions of which the Commissioner of Public 
Works was a member. 

The lighting of State and other highways and the apportionment of the cost 
thereof. Report made Dec. 10, 1928, by a Special Commission under chapter 
39, Resolves of 1928. (House 132 of 1929.) 

Unsanitary conditions in Savin Hill Bay, and the dredging of Commercial 
Point Channel and of a channel to the Dorchester Yacht Club landing. Report 
made by a special commission under chapter 39, Resolves of 1928. (House 
185 of 1929.) 

The advisability of filling in South Bay and part of Fort Point Channel in 
Boston Harbor. Report made Dec. 24, 1928, by a Special Commission under 
chapter 23, Resolves of 1927. (House 1010 of 1929.) 

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATION 

The Commissioner of Public Works presented to the State Secretary on Dec. 
4, 1928, as required by law, that part of the current annual report which con- 
tains recommendations or suggestions for legislative action as follows: — 

1. Certain Contracts Relative to the Construction of Highways 
The present necessity in the program for the development of the State high- 
ways places greater emphasis on the construction of new State Highways, and 
as pertinent to this need and as a means of expediting the seasonal construc- 
tion work, it is recommended that the Department of Public Works be author- 



4 P.D. 54 

ized to make contracts for the construction of State highways in anticipation 
of appropriations therefor, in the same manner as authorized for the reconstruc- 
tion of State highways, as provided in section twenty-seven of chapter twenty- 
nine, General Laws. The suggested amendment and the other laws relating to 
the construction of State highways provide for the approval of such expendi- 
tures by the Governor and Council. 

2. Increasing the Penalty for Operating a Motor Vehicle after Suspension or 
Revocation of the Registration thereof, or after Suspension or Revocation 
of a License or Right to Operate Motor Vehicles 

A more effective provision of the law relating to the matter of the operation 
of motor vehicles after suspension or revocation of registration thereof, or after 
suspension or revocation of licenses to operate, is deemed to be necessary, and 
therefore it is recommended that penalty for such offences be appreciably in- 
creased by amendment to section twenty-three, chapter ninety, of the General 
Laws. 

3. Regulating the Drawing of Trailers and Other Vehicles by Motor Vehicles 

One of the most hazardous features of the operation of motor vehicles, with 
trailers, on the highways, is the use of more than one such trailer. Such com- 
binations of vehicles create another element of uncertainty in the overtaking 
and passing by other vehicles, and furthermore it is not believed that the high- 
ways should become roadways for trains of such vehicles. It is therefore recom- 
mended that section nineteen of chapter ninety, General Laws, be amended to 
prohibit such operation. 

J+. Regulating the Cancellation of Motor Vehicle Liability Policies for 
Failure to Pay any Sum on Account of Premiums 
Experience in connection with the procedure in the matter of the cancellation 
of motor vehicle liability policies indicates that a modification of section nine 
of chapter ninety, General Laws, is advisable, in order to regulate the cancella- 
tion of such policies for failure to pay any sum on account of premiums. 

5. Including within the Provisions of Motor Vehicle Laws, Excepting Those 
Requiring Liability Insurance and the Payment of Registration Fees, Certain 
Vehicles Heretofore Excluded Therefrom 
In order to clarify the law relating to the definition of motor vehicles and to 
registrations of certain vehicles heretofore excluded from the provisions of the 
motor vehicle laws, excepting those requiring liability insurance and the pay- 
ment of registration fees, amendments to various sections of chapter ninety are 
recommended. These relate particularly to vehicles of the police departments 
and other municipally owned automobiles, but further provide that they need 
not be registered or insured, and that they shall display distinctive number 
plates which shall be furnished and authorized by the Registrar of Motor Ve- 
hicles. 

6. Fees for Registration of Certain Motor Vehicles and to Rebates 

on Account Thereof 
It is deemed advisable to abolish so-called half fees and rebates in connection 
with the registrations of certain motor vehicles, and an. amendment to section 
two of chapter ninety, General Laws, is accordingly recommended. 

7. Providing for a Reasonable Fee for the Periodic Inspection of 
Motor Vehicles and Trailers 
The periodic inspection of motor vehicles and trailers for the determination 
of the condition of equipment is very important, and in order to provide for 
the successful carrying out of such work it is recommended that a reasonable 
fee should be provided for, by an amendment to section seven A, of chapter 
ninety, General Laws, as inserted bv chapter two hundred and fifty-two of the 
Acts of 1929. 



P.D. 54 5 

Appropriations 

Chapter 146, Acts of 1929, making appropriations for the maintenance of 
departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the 
Commonwealth, etc., is, in part, as follows: — 

Item Requirements for Extinguishing the State Debt 

209. For sinking fund requirements and for certain serial bonds 

maturing during the present year, the sum of one 
million one hundred forty-two thousand seventeen 
dollars and forty-nine cents, payable from the 
following accounts and funds in the following 
amounts : — from receipts from loans for the abo- 
lition of grade crossings, the sum of thirty-four 
thousand dollars; from the Highway Fund, the sum 
of three hundred sixty-three thousand seventeen 
dollars and fifty cents; from the balance of the re- 
ceipts of the sale of the Boston dry dock, two hun- 
dred fifty thousand dollars; from the balance of the 
receipts of the sale of bonds for the defence of the 
Commonwealth, sixty-five thousand six hundred ten 
dollars and thirty-six cents; and the remainder from 
the general fund $1,142,017 49 

Interest on the Public Debt 

210. For the payment of interest on the direct debt and tempo- 

rary loans of the commonwealth, a sum not exceed- 
ing one million dollars, of which sum three hundred 
sixty-two thousand six hundred fifty-one dollars and 
twenty-five cents shall be paid from the Highway 
Fund 1,000,000 00 

Service of the Department of Banking and Insurance 
Division of Insurance: 
288. For other personal services of the division, including ex- 
penses of the board of appeal and certain other costs 
of supervising motor vehicle liability insurance, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred sixty thousand dollars, of 
which sum not more than twenty-eight thousand dol- 
lars may be charged to the Highway Fund . . . 160,000 00 

Service of the Department of Public Works 
The appropriations made in the following three 
items are to be paid two-thirds from the High- 
way Fund and one-third from the Port of Bos- 
ton receipts: 

628. For the salaries of the commissioner and the associate 

commissioners, a sum not exceeding nineteen thou- 
sand five hundred dollars 19,500 00 

629. For personal services of clerks and assistants to the com- 

missioner, a sum not exceeding ten thousand eight 

hundred dollars t 10,800 00 

630. For travelling expenses of the commissioners, a sum not 

exceeding four thousand dollars 4,000 00 

Functions of the department relating to highways 
(the following appropriations, except as other- 
wise provided, are made from the Highway 
Fund) : 

631. For the personal services of the chief engineer, engineers 

and office assistants, including certain clerks and 



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Item 

stenographers, a sum not exceeding seventy-eight 

thousand eight hundred dollars . . . . $78,800 00 

632. For services other than personal, including printing pam- 

phlet of laws and the annual report, and necessary 
office supplies and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twelve thousand dollars 12,000 00 

633. For the suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths on 

state highways, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 

dollars 15,000 00 

634. For the construction and repair of town and county ways, 

a sum not exceeding two million dollars . . . 2,000,000 00 

635. For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of public 

ways, a sum not exceeding nine hundred thousand 

dollars 900,000 00 

636. For the maintenance and repair of state highways, includ- 

ing care of snow on highways, expenses of traffic signs 
and lights, and payment of damages caused by defects 
in state highways with the approval of the attorney 
general, and for care and repair of road-building ma- 
chinery, a sum not exceeding six million five hundred 
thousand doUars . 6,500,000 00 

637. For the maintenance and operation of the Newburyport 

bridge and the Brightman street bridge in Fall River 
and Somerset, in accordance with the provisions of 
existing laws, a sum not exceeding eighteen thousand 
dollars 18,000 00 

638. For the purpose of enabling the department of public 

works to secure federal aid for the construction of 
highways, a sum not exceeding one million five hun- 
dred thousand dollars 1,500,000 00 

639. For administering the law relative to advertising signs 

near highways, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 
five hundred dollars, to be paid from the general 

fund . . . . . 15,500 00 

Registration of Motor Vehicles: 

640. For personal services, a sum not exceeding eight hundred 

eighteen thousand dollars, to be paid from the High- 
way Fund . . . 818,000 00 

641. For services other than personal, including traveling ex- 

penses, purchase of necessary supplies and materials, 
including cartage and storage of the same, and for 
work incidental to the registration and licensing of 
owners and operators of motor vehicles, a sum not 
exceeding five hundred twenty-two thousand dollars, 
to be paid from the Highway Fund .... 522,000 00 

642. For printing and other expenses necessary in connection 

with publicity for certain safety work, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-five hundred dollars, to be paid from 

the Highway Fund 2,500 00 

Functions of the department relating to water- 
ways and public lands: 

643. For personal services of the chief engineer and assistants, 

a sum not exceeding fifty-two thousand dollars . . 52,000 00 

644. For services other than personal, including printing pam- 

phlet of laws and the annual report, and for necessary 
office and engineering supplies and equipment, a sum 
not exceeding three thousand dollars .... 3,000 00 

645. For the care and maintenance of the province lands and 

the lands acquired and structures erected by the 



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Item . «, . i ^a*.. . .^ssi 
Provincetown tercentenary commission, a sum not 

exceeding five thousand dollars $5,000 00 

646. For the maintenance of structures, and for repairing dam- 

ages along the coast line or river banks of the com- 
monwealth, and for the removal of wrecks and other 
obstructions from tidewaters and great ponds, a sum 
not exceeding forty thousand dollars .... 40,000 00 

647. For the improvement, development and protection of 

rivers and harbors, tidewaters and foreshores within 
the commonwealth, as authorized by section eleven 
of chapter ninety-one of the General Laws, and of 
great ponds, a sum not exceeding one hundred thou- 
sand dollars, and any unexpended balance of the ap- 
propriation remaining at the end of the current fiscal 
year may be expended in the succeeding fiscal year 
for the same purposes; provided, that all expendi- 
tures made for the protection of snores shall be upon 
condition that at least fifty per cent of the cost is 
covered by contributions from municipalities or other 
organizations and individuals, and that in the case of 
dredging channels for harbor improvements at least 
twenty-iive per cent of the cost shall be so covered 100,000 00 

648. For re-establishing and permanently marking certain tri- 

angulation points and sections, as required by order 
of the land court in accordance with section thirty- 
three of chapter ninety-one of the General Laws, as 
amended, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars 1,000 00 

649. For expenses of surveying certain town boundaries, by 

the department of public works, a sum not exceeding 

one thousand dollar s 1,000 00 

650. For the supervision and operation of commonwealth pier 

five, including the salaries or other compensation of 
employees, and for the repair and replacement of 
equipment and other property, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred ten thousand dollars, to be paid from 
the Port of Boston receipts 110,000 00 

651. For the maintenance of pier one, at East Boston, a sum 

not exceeding eight thousand dollars, to be paid from 

the Port of Boston receipts 8,000 00 

652. For the maintenance and improvement of commonwealth 

property under the control of the department in 
connection with its functions relating to waterways 
and public lands, a sum not exceeding seventy thou- 
sand dollars, to be paid from the Port of Boston re- 
ceipts 70,000 00 

653. For the operation and maintenance of the New Bedford 

state pier, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars 5,000 00 

654. For the compensation of dumping inspectors, a sum not 

exceeding five thousand dollars 5,000 00 

655. For continuing the work in gauging the flow of water in 

the streams of the commonwealth, a sum not exceed- 
ing four thousand dollars 4,000 00 

Specials : 

656. For dredging channels and filling flats, a sum not exceed- 

ing twenty-five thousand dollars, to be paid from the 
Port of Boston receipts and to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 25,000 00 

657. For expenses of locating state boundary monuments, a 

sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . . . 1,000 00 



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Item Miscellaneous 

The following five items are to be paid from the 
Highway Fund: 

679. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with the 

approval of the metropolitan district commission, a 
sum not exceeding two hundred thirty-seven thou- 
sand six hundred dollars, representing the state's 
portion or one half of the estimated cost of mainte- 
nance $237,600 00 

680. For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, with the 

approval of the metropolitan district commission, a 
sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, represent- 
ing the state's portion or one half of the estimated 
cost of resurfacing 50,000 00 

681. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with the 

approval of the metropolitan district commission, 
for the installation of a certain electric lighting sys- 
tem, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand five hun- 
dred dollars, representing the state's portion or one 
half of the estimated cost ... ... 12,500 00 

682. For the construction of a certain parkway or boulevard 

along the southerly side of the Charles river basin, 
as authorized by chapter three hundred and sixty- 
five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-six, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, 
representing the state's portion or one half of the 
estimated cost of construction, the same to be in ad- 
dition to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
the purpose 100,000 00 

683. For maintenance of Wellington bridge, with the approval 

of the metropolitan district commission, a sum not 

exceeding thirty-one hundred dollars .... 3,100 00 

Metropolitan District Commission 

The following items are to be assessed upon the 
several districts in accordance with the methods 
fixed by law, and to be expended under the direc- 
tion and with the approval of the metropolitan 
district commission: 

704. For maintenance of Wellington bridge, a sum not exceed- 

ing ninety-three hundred dollars, the same to be in 
addition to the amount appropriated in item six 
hundred and eighty-three 9,300 00 

705. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, a sum not 

exceeding two hundred thirty-seven thousand six 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to the 
amount appropriated in item six hundred and sev- 
enty-nine . . . 237,600 00 

706. For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, a sum not ex- 

ceeding fifty thousand dollars, the same to be in ad- 
dition to the amount appropriated in item six 
hundred and eighty 50,000 00 

707. For the construction of a certain parkway or boulevard 

along the southerly side of the Charles river basin, 
as authorized by chapter three hundred and sixty- 
five of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty- 
six, a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dol- 
lars, the same to be in addition to the amount 
appropriated in item six hundred and eighty-two, and 



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Item 

to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for the purpose ....... $100,000 00 

70S. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, for the 
installation of a certain electric lighting system, a 
sum not exceeding twelve thousand five hundred 
dollars, the same to be in addition to the amount 
appropriated in item six hundred and eighty-one . 12,500 00 

Chapter 386, Acts of 1929, in addition to the general appropriation act mak- 
ing appropriations to supplement certain items contained therein, and for certain 
new activities and projects, is, in part, as follows: — 

Service of Special Legislative Investigations 
30h. For expenses of an investigation by an unpaid special com- 
mission as to what measures should be taken to pro- 
mote the abolition of grade crossings in the common- 
wealth, as authorized by chapter thirty of the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding two 

thousand dollars . * 2,000 00 

301. For expenses of an investigation by an unpaid special com- 
mission relative to compulsory automobile liability 
insurance, as authorized by chapter forty of the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding ten 

thousand dollars 10,000 00 

136a. For expenses to be incurred by the department of public 
works in moving and relocating, upon such site as is 
fixed by the city of Boston, the hangars and other 
buildings located at the airport in East Boston and 
now utilized by the aviation units of the Massachu- 
setts National Guard, as authorized by chapter 
twenty-four of the resolves of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand dollars . . 22,000 00 

Service of the Department of Public Works 
Functions of the department relating to highways: 

634. For the construction and repair of town and county ways, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore ap- 
propriated for the purpose and to be paid from the 
Highway Fund 25,000 00 

639a. For the construction and reconstruction of certain high- 
ways, as authorized by chapter three hundred and 
sixty-four of the acts of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding forty-five thousand nine hundred dollars, 
to be paid from the Highway Fund .... 45,900 00 

Registration of Motor Vehicles: 

640. For personal services, a sum not exceeding fifteen thou- 

sand dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose and to be 
paid from the Highway Fund 15,000 00 

641. For services other than personal, including travelling ex- 

penses, purchase of necessary supplies and materials, 
including cartage and storage of the same, and for 
work incidental to the registration and licensing of 
owners and operators of motor vehicles, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
the purpose and to be paid from the Highway Fund 10,000 00 



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Item 

Functions of the department relating to waterways 
and public lands: 

652. For the maintenance and improvement of commonwealth 
property under the control of the department in 
connection with its functions relating to waterways 
and public lands, a sum not exceeding twenty thou- 
sand dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose and 
to be paid from the port of Boston receipts . . $20,000 00 

Specials : 

656a. For dredging Commercial Point channel, as authorized 
by chapter three hundred and seventeen of the acts 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding twenty-eight 
thousand one hundred and twenty-five dollars, to be 
paid from the Port of Boston receipts .... 28,125 00 

656b. For further investigation by an unpaid special commis- 
sion relative to the filling of navigable waters in a 
part of Fort Point channel and South bay, as author- 
ized by chapter forty-eight of the resolves of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding seventy-five hun- 
dred dollars, one half of which is to be assessed upon 
the city of Boston 7,500 00 

Metropolitan District Commission (Highway Fund) 
The following five items are to be paid from the 
Highway Fund: 

681. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with the 
approval of the metropolitan district commission, for 
the installation of a certain electric lighting system, 
a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, represent- 
ing the state's portion or one half of the estimated 
cost, and to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose 1,000 00 

683. For maintenance of Wellington bridge, with the approval 
of the metropolitan district commission, a sum not 
exceeding sixteen hundred dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
the purpose 1,600 00 

683a. For certain dredging, to be done by the department of 
public works, on account of the Old Colony boule- 
vard, as authorized by chapter three hundred and 
seventeen of the acts of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding fifty-nine thousand six hundred eighty-seven 
dollars and fifty cents 59,687 50 

683b. For the construction of certain boulevards, as authorized 
by chapter three hundred and thirty-four of the acts 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding seventy- 
nine thousand five hundred dollars .... 79,500 00 

683c. For the taking of certain land and for filling for a certain 
boulevard in the town of Brookline and the city of 
Newton, as authorized by chapter three hundred and 
fifty-eight of the acts of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding twelve thousand five hundred dollars . . 12,500 00 

Deficiencies 
For deficiencies in certain appropriations of previ- 
ous years, in certain items, as follows: 



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Item 

Metropolitan District Commission 

The following items are to be assessed upon the sev- 
eral districts in accordance with the methods 
fixed by law, and to be expended under the 
direction and with the approval of the metro- 
politan district commission: 

700a. For repairs and further shore protection at the Lynn 
Beach reservation, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand dollars, to be assessed upon the metropolitan 
parks district $10,000 00 

704. For maintenance of Wellington bridge, a sum not exceed- 
ing forty-eight hundred dollars, the same to be in 
addition to the amount appropriated in item six hun- 
dred and eighty-three and to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 4,800 00 

706b. For certain dredging, to be done by the department of 
public works, on account of the Old Colony boule- 
vard, as authorized by chapter three hundred and 
seventeen of the acts of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding fifty-nine thousand six hundred eighty- 
seven dollars and fifty cents, to be assessed upon the 
metropolitan parks district and to be in addition to 
the amount appropriated in item six hundred and 
eighty-three a 59,687 50 

706c. For the construction of certain boulevards, as authorized 
by chapter three hundred and thirty-four of the acts 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding seventy-nine 
thousand five hundred dollars, to be assessed upon the 
metropolitan parks district and to be in addition to 
the amount appropriated in item six hundred and 
eighty-three b 79,500 00 

706d. For the taking of certain land for filling for a certain 
boulevard in the town of Brookline and the city of 
Newton, as authorized by chapter three hundred 
and fifty-eight of the acts of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding twelve thousand five hundred dollars, 
to be assessed upon the metropolitan parks district 
and to be in addition to the amount appropriated in 
item six hundred and eighty-three c . 12,500 00 

706e. For the construction and reconstruction of certain high- 
ways by the department of public works, as author- 
ized by chapter three hundred and sixty-four of the 
acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding forty- 
five thousand nine hundred dollars, to be assessed 
upon the metropolitan parks district and to be in 
addition to the amount appropriated in item six hun- 
dred and thirty-nine a 45,900 00 

708. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, for the in- 
stallation of a certain electric lighting system, a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars, the same to be 
in addition to the amount appropriated in item six 
hundred and eighty-one 1,000 00 

710a. For an investigation by an unpaid special commission of 
the general subject of the discharge of sewage into 
Boston harbor, as authorized by chapter twenty-nine 
of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty thousand dollars, the cost to be assessed 
in accordance with said resolve 20,000 00 



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Item 

Other Miscellaneous 

Service of the Department of Public Works 

636. For the maintenance and repair of state highways, includ- 
ing care of snow on highways, expenses of traffic 
signs and lights, and payment of damages caused by 
defects in state highways with the approval of the 
attorney general, and for care and repair of road- 
building machinery, a sum not exceeding thirty-five 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose and 
to be paid from the Highway Fund .... $35,000 00 

Service of the Metropolitan District Commission {Highivay Fund) 
683d. For certain improvements in the Charles River basin, as 
authorized by chapter three hundred and seventy- 
one of the acts of the present year, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty thousand dollars, to be paid from the 

Highway Fund 50,000 00 

6S3e. For certain expenses on account of the construction of the 
northern artery as finally determined by chapter 
three hundred and eighty-two of the acts of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
sixty-two thousand five hundred dollars, to be paid 
from the Highway Fund 262,500 00 

Metropolitan District Commission 
706f. For certain improvements in the Charles River basin, as 
authorized by chapter three hundred and seventy- 
one of the acts of the present year, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty thousand dollars, to be assessed upon the 
cities and towns in the metropolitan parks district in 
accordance with their taxable valuations . . . 50,000 00 

706g. For certain expenses on account of the construction of 
the northern artery as finally determined by chapter 
three hundred and eighty-two of the acts of the pres- 
ent year, a sum not exceeding two hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars, to be assessed upon the cities and 
towns in the metropolitan parks district in accord- 
ance with their taxable valuations .... 250,000 00 

Section 3. The following amendments and changes are hereby made in 
chapter one hundred and forty-six of the acts of the present year, together 
with certain other changes and adjustments: — 

Department of Public Works 
The department of public works is hereby au- 
thorized, in making settlement of a claim of the 
Lane Construction Company, to charge the 
same to item 638. 

Metropolitan District Commission 
Appropriations made in chapter three hundred 
and forty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred 
and twenty-seven, for the construction of a 
boulevard from Black's Creek bridge to Sea 
street in Quincy, in item 682a and 706a, are 
hereby reappropriated. 



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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

SUMMARY OF INCOME 

Year Ending Nov. 30, 1929 

Highway Fund 
Ch. 288, Acts of 1925 
Fees (for registration of motor vehicles, licenses 
to operate, etc.) and fines (penalties, Sundry 

Courts), gross receipts $7,348,384 88 

Gasoline tax, gross 7,531,189 05 

Contributions for highways and assessments 

(G. L., Ch. SI) 1,176,321 71 

Appropriation balances of previous years revert- 
ing 41,536 15 

Reimbursement for repairs to guard rails . . 12,324 01 

Miscellaneous receipts 2,070 34 

Contributions and refunds 58,830 85 



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$16,170,656 99 



Port of Boston Fund 
Ch. 91, General Laws 

Rent (leases and permits) $204,191 50 

Reimbursement for services (inspection of dump- 
ing dredged material in Boston Harbor) . . 1,860 92 
Use of Commonwealth Pier No. 5 (wharfage, 

dockage, rentals, etc.) 181,904 23 

Use of Commonwealth Pier No. 1 (rentals, etc.) 309 70 

Use of Hayward Creek property (rentals) . 225 00 
Revenue from permits for dumping dredged 

material at receiving basins .... 4,096 38 
License charges (for tidewater displacement and 
occupying Commonwealth tide lands) Boston 

Harbor 37,791 30 

Telephone pay station receipts .... 98 97 

Sales of land, South Boston 5,206 19 

Sale of Boston Harbor maps .... 34 50 

Sundries 41 59 



$832 00 

891 00 

2,122 17 



1,094 27 



Department Income 
{Ordinary Revenue) 

Reimbursement for services (heating D Street 
Building) 

Sales (specifications and plans for contracts) 

Interest on bank accounts 

Reimbursement for services (inspection of dump- 
ing dredged material outside of Boston Harbor, 
ch. 196, Acts of 1925) . . 

License charges (for tidewater displacement and 
occupying Commonwealth tide lands) outside 
of Boston Harbor 

Certified copying charges .... 

Sale of Atlas sheets and miscellaneous plans 

Use of Province Lands (§ 25, C. 91, G. L.) 

Permits for advertising signs 

Use of New Bedford State Pier . 



•Improvement of Rivers and Harbors Trust 
Sections 11, 29, ch. 91, Gen. Laws 
Contributions from towns, individuals or others $95,000 15 



8,992 68 


153 00 


817 20 


369 40 


17,495 13 


8,272 75 



$435,760 28 






$41,039 60 



$95,000 15 



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Highway Trust 
{Section 30, ch. 81, Gen. Laws) 

Federal Aid (reimbursement from U. S. Gov- 
ernment) $860,561 39 

$860,561 39 

Total $17,603,018 41 

Summary of Expenditures Relating to Highways 

The expenditures by the Department for highways under the General Laws 
and other acts and chapters 146 and 386, Acts of 1929, making appropriations 
therefor, during the fiscal year ending Nov. 30, 1929, were as follows: — 

For construction of State highways, under chapter 81, General 

Laws ^ . . $2,718,497 63 

For maintenance and repair of State Highways, under section 13, 

chapter 81, General Laws 6,851,202 73 

For construction and repair of town and county ways, under sec- 
tion 34, chapter 90, General Laws, as amended . . . 2,049,085 91 

For highways in the five Western Counties under chapter 221, 

General Acts of 1915 and chapter 572, Acts of 1920 . . 1,626 29 

For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of public ways, 

under section 26, chapter 81, General Laws, as amended . 918,923 17 

For the construction of a southern traffic route, under chapters 
330 and 344, Acts of 1925, and section 4, chapter 369 and 
chapter 398, Acts of 1926 97,932 69 

For adminstering the law relative to advertising signs near high- 
ways 14,503 20 

For the construction of the Cambridge Artery, under chapter 

366, Acts of 1928 416,175 54 

For the construction of a public highway along the shores of 

Dorchester Bay, under chapter 259, Acts of 1928 . . 43,360 49 

For the construction and improvement of certain ways in the 
city of Maiden, and the towns of Braintree, Weymouth and 
Hingham, under chapter 364, Acts of 1929 . . . . 166,111 56 

For the refund of Southern Artery Betterment Assessments . 80,417 34 

For the maintenance and operation of the bridge over Merrimack 
River between Newburyport and Salisbury, under chapter 
716, Acts of 1912 5,144 53 

For the maintenance and operation of the bridge over Taunton 
Great River at Brightman Street in Fall River, under chap- 
ter 717, Acts of 1912 12,285 01 

For the suppression of gypsy and brown-tail moths on State 

highways . 14,823 47 

For general expenses 86,947 62 

Total $13,477,037 18 

Expenditures Relating to the Registry of Motor Vehicles 

The cost of running the Registry of Motor Vehicles . . . $1,342,815 09 

(MM 
Summary of Expenditures Relating to Waterways 

General expenses $50,150 16 

Boston Harbor: 

Maintenance and operation, Commonwealth Pier 1, East Boston 8,000 00 
Maintenance and operation, Commonwealth Pier 5, South Bos- 
ton 110,123 82 

Maintenance of property 136,564 65 

Dredging and filling 86,014 45 

Streets, piers and railroads 47,565 99 



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Repairs to sea wall, Castle Island $3,024 00 

Dredging Savin Hill Bay 147,500 00 

Boston Harbor investigation 20,000 00 

Moving hangars at airport, East Boston 22,000 00 

Outside of Boston Harbor: 

Improvement of rivers and harbors 215,973 01 

Fort Point Channel investigation 1,459 77 

Repairing damages to «hore 49,700 74 

Maintenance, New Bedford State Pier 5,000 00 

Sea wall, Winthrop 24 77 

Expenses of province lands 5,000 00 

Expenses of Plymouth property 5,426 35 

Flood damage repairs, Connecticut and Hoosac rivers . . 22,642 18 

Angle Tree monument 123 12 

Access to great ponds 4 20 

Topographical survey 1,000 00 

Stream ganging 4,000 00 

Surveying town boundaries 1,000 00 

Locating state boundaries 1,000 00 

Compensation for services of dumping inspectors .... 5,015 81 

Total $646,168 31 

RELATING TO HIGHWAYS 

Cooperative Work — Supervision of Expenditures 
The Department has supervised the expenditures during the year by cities, 
towns and counties, under chapter 81, General Laws, as amended by section 1, 
chapter 120, Acts of 1921, and as amended in section 26 by chapter 281, Acts of 
1922, and nnder section 34, chapter 90, General Laws, as amended by section 1, 
chapter 112, Acts of 1921, and as amended by chapter 288, Acts of 1925, of ap- 
proximately $3,415,198.47 for cooperative work, in repairing, maintaining and 
improving certain public ways, and for other road work for which the towns 
and cities made contributions. All such work was carried out in conformity 
with contracts, specifications and plans approved by the Department. 

Petitions, Meetings and Hearings 

In addition to the regular weekly meetings of the Department throughout the 
year, numerous hearings and conferences have been held, including the annual 
hearings in the several counties in the Commonwealth for the open discussion of 
questions relating to the public ways, as required by section 1, chapter 81, Gen- 
eral Laws; hearings on petitions for the amendment or revision of permits for 
the operation of bus lines in 24 cases; appeals from the action taken by the 
Registrar of Motor Vehicles in the suspension or revocation of certain licenses to 
operate motor vehicles in 61 cases; on the matter of outdoor advertising in 7 
cases; on the matter of special regulations for motor vehicles in North Andover, 
Someryille, Tyngsborough . Winchester and West Springfield; on the appeal from 
the action taken by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles prohibiting flying for com- 
mercial purposes from an airport in Grafton; on the disposition of minor offences 
under the motor vehicle laws; and on traffic regulations. 

Petitions were received and contracts signed during the year, as follows : — 

Petitions Contracts 

State highways 14 47 

Work under section 34, chapter 90, General Laws, as 

amended 82 305 

Work under section 26, chapter 81, General Laws, as 

amended 168 168 

Work under special acts — 4 

T 

Totals 264 524 



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General Statement as to Surveys, Plans, Estimates and Other Work 

during the year 

State Highways. — During the year ending Nov. 30, 1929, the Department 
completed work on about 56.434 miles of State highway, portions of which were 
laid out in 1928. Construction was commenced, but not completed, on about 
0.8 miles of road in 2 towns. Layouts were made of 29.673 miles of State high- 
way in 17 cities and towns. Under chapter 81, General Laws, as amended by 
chapter 427, Acts of 1921, 11.276 miles of State highway were discontinued or 
abandoned. The total length of State highways laid out to the end of the year 
was 1,627.505 miles. 

Surveys, Plans and Estimates. — During the year preliminary surveys, plans 
and estimates were made as follows: 

For State Highway Construction. — Preliminary surveys in 20 towns, 37.066 
miles; plans in 19 towns, 33.622 miles; preliminary estimates in 13 towns, 34.796 
miles; lines and grades in 18 towns, 33.099 miles; and final surveys and esti- 
mates in 14 towns, 30.829 miles. 

For State Highway Reconstruction and Resurfacing. — Preliminary surveys in 
58 towns, 104.65 miles; plans in 60 towns, 105.605 miles; preliminary estimates 
in 50 towns, 88.671 miles; lines and grades in 38 towns, 65.659 miles; final sur- 
veys and estimates in 33 towns, 53.951 miles. 

Under section 34 of chapter 90 of the General Laws as amended : — Pre- 
liminary surveys in 167 towns, 188.499 miles; plans in 144 towns, 171.536 miles,' 
preliminary estimates in 100 towns, 104.855 miles; lines and grades in 187 towns. 
163.176 miles; final surveys and estimates in 61 towns, 53.247 miles. 

Under chapter 364, Resolves of 1929. Preliminary surveys and plans in 1 city, 
1.549 miles; preliminary estimates in 1 city and 3 towns, 7.518 miles; lines and 
grades in 1 city and 3 towns, 7.518 miles. 

Under chapter 259, Acts of 1928. Preliminary surveys, plans and estimates in 
1 city, 0.379 miles; lines and grades in 1 city, 0.379 miles. 

Under chapter 366, Acts of 1928. Preliminary plans and estimates in 1 city, 
1.736 miles; lines and grades in 1 city, 1.736 miles. 

For Roads to be Constructed by Towns. — Preliminary surveys in 6 towns, 
4.123 miles; preliminary estimates in 4 towns, 2.625 miles; plans in 5 towns, 
3.971 miles. Lines and grades in 7 towns, 3.246 miles; final survey in 1 town, 
0.28 miles. 

State Highway Reconnaissance. — Surveys in 16 towns, 30 miles. 

Chapter 90 Reconnaissance. — Surveys in 6 towns, 8 miles. 

Plans to accompany decrees for street railway locations on State highways 
have been made in 5 towns. 

Roads Constructed in 1928. — Construction has been completed on 56.434 
miles of State highway, 158.925 miles of highways under the provisions of section 
34 of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as amended, and 4.139 miles of highways 
under the provisions of special acts, making a total of 219.498 miles completed 
during the year. 

Of the above roads completed this year 30.783 miles were of gravel; 14.185 
miles were of bituminous concrete; 121.603 miles were of bituminous macadam; 
10.112 miles were of reinforced concrete; 41.480 miles were of gravel with a bi- 
tuminous treatment, 0.682 miles were of earth, 0.653 miles were of waterbound 
macadam with a bituminous treatment. 

Resurfacing, Reconstruction and Widening. — During the year 2.078 miles of 
State highway were widened but not resurfaced and 99.984 miles were resurfaced 
or reconstructed and widened. These figures are for completed work. There is 
uncompleted work in various stages on a number of miles of road where the work 
will be completed next year. 

Of the roads resurfaced or reconstructed this year, 81 .572 miles were of bitumi- 
nous macadam, 9.232 miles were of bituminous concrete, 7.545 miles were of re- 
inforced concrete, and 1.635 miles were of dual type (reinforced concrete and 
bituminous macadam). 

Permits. — There were 2,152 permits issued during the year for opening or 
occupying State highways for various purposes. 



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Engineering Advice to Municipal Authorities. — The Department furnished 
without charge, engineering advice to 20 cities and towns in accordance with the 
provisions of section 1, chapter 81, General Laws. 

Approval of Specifications. — The Department approved during the year, 
under the provisions of section 7, chapter 44, General Laws, as amended, speci- 
fications for the construction of roads in 33 towns and cities. 

Approval of Bridge Plans. — The Department approved during the year, 
under the provisions of chapter 313, Acts of 1923, plans for the construction of 
bridges in 10 towns and cities. 

State Highways 
General Laws, chapter 81, section 4, provides that — 

"If county commissioners, aldermen or selectmen adjudge that public necessity 
and convenience require that the Commonwealth lay out and take charge of a 
new or existing way as a highway in whole or in part, in their county, city or 
town, they may apply, by a written petition, to the division, requesting that 
said way be laid out and taken charge of by the commonwealth." 

Petitions under the aforesaid section have been received during the year, as 
follows : — 

Selectmen of Mattapoisett. — Road extending from a point on Countv Street 
about one-half mile westerly of the New York, New Haven & Hartford 
Railroad crossing easterlv for about one and nine-tenths miles to a point on 
the Marion Road. Received Dec. IS, 1929. 

Mayor and City Council of Gardner. — Road locally known as West Broad- 
way and as Temnleton Street, extending from the junction of West Broad- 
wav and Cnrmnt Street to the dividing line between the city of Gardner and 
the town of Templeton. Received Feb. 21. 1929. 

Skeectmen of Bourne. — Road on the south side of the Cane Cod Canal, 
locally known as the Countv Road, extending from Eldredee's Corner 
through Sagamore to the dividing line between the towns of Bourne and 
Sandwich. Received March 23. 1929. 

Selectmen of Ervtxg. — Road locally known as the Northfield Farms Road, ex- 
tending from the dividing line between the towns of Northfield and Erving 
to Forest Street. Received March 20, 1929. 

Selectmen ov L\xksbohoit;tt. — Road extending from a point about one-half 
mile north of the Pittsfield line, over a new location easterly of the tracks 
of the Boston & Albanv Railroad, to a point near the Cheshire line. Received 
March 20, 1929. 

Selectmen of Cttaflton. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Oxford and Charlton southwesterly for about one mile. Received 
March 27, 1929. 

Selectmen of Holland. — Road located in the extreme southeasterly corner of 
the town, extending from the dividing line between the towns of Sturbridge 
and Holland to the Connecticut line. Received March 27, 1929. 

Selectmen of Oxford. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Charlton and Oxford northeasterly for about six-tenths of a mile. 
Received March 27, 1929. 

Selectmen of Sttjrbridge. — Road extending from the section of State highway 
built in 1928, known as the Old Turnpike, to the dividing line between the 
towns of Sturbridge and Holland. Received March 27, 1929. 

Selectmen of Provincetown. — Road extending from a point at or near the 
southwesterly end of Commercial Street, over a new location through the 
Provinee Lands, to a point on tbe existing State highway leading to the 
Race Point Life Saving Station. Received April 5, 1929. 

Selectmen of Norton. — Road extending from a point on Main Street near 
South Worcester Street westerly over a new location, to the dividing line 
between the town of Norton and the city of Attleboro. Received May 20, 
1929. 

Selectmen of Manchester. — Road locally known as Summer Street, extending 
from the dividing line between the town of Manchester and the city of 



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Gloucester to the junction of Summer, Sea and Washington streets, and road 
locally known as Bridge Street, extending from the junction of Bridge, Cen- 
tral, Pine and Bennett streets to the dividing line between the town of Man- 
chester and the city of Beverly. Received June 6, 1929. 

Selectmen of Bourne. — Road locally known as the County Road, on the south 
side of Cape Cod Canal, extending from Bourne Village to the dividing line 
between the towns of Bourne and Sandwich. Received October 4. 1929. 

Selectmen of Chester. — Road extending from a point on the Huntington 
Road west of the Boston and Albany Railroad underpass near the property 
of Carmina Dallesandro to a point on said road near the property of Charles 
Cooper. Received Nov. 26, 1929. 

Construction and Reconstruction of State Highways 
(Chapter 81, General Laws, as amended) 
The following contracts were entered into during the year for the construction 
and reconstruction of State highways in various municipalities : — 

Plymouth 
Jan. 8, 1929, contract made with Coleman Brothers, Inc., of Boston, for recon- 
structing about 34,552 feet of State highway on Warren Avenue, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam for about 29,850 feet, and of bituminous con- 
crete for about 4,702 feet. The proposal amounted to $227,113.70. Work com- 
pleted Oct. 5, 1929. Expenditure during 1929, $206,832.29. 

Milford 
Jan. 8, 1929, contract made with G. Bonazzoli & Sons, of Hudson, for recon- 
structing about 9,452 feet of State highway on East Main Street, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $63,821.95. Work 
completed Aug. 24, 1929. Expenditure during 1929, $69,058.64. 

Lynnfield-Peabody-Danvers 
Jan. 8, 1929, contract made with Warren Brothers Roads Company, of Cam- 
bridge, for resurfacing and widening about 2,264 feet of State highway on the 
Newburyport Turnpike in Lynnfield, about 14,356 feet of State highway on the 
same road in Peabody, and about 10,300 feet of State highway on the same road 
in Danvers, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete on 17,658 feet, of bitu- 
minous macadam on 1,396 feet, and of reinforced cement concrete on 7,866 feet. 
The proposal amounted to $188,520.27. Work completed Aug. 20, 1929. Ex- 
penditure during 1929, $204,905.90. 

» Florida-Savoy-Charlemont 
Jan. 22, 1929, contract made with D'Onfro Brothers, Inc., of Leominster, for 
reconstructing about 25.182 feet of State highway on the Mohawk Trail in Flor- 
ida, about 9.492 feet of State highway on the same road in Savoy, and about 15,- 
100 feet of State highway on the same road in Charlemont, the surface consisting 
of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $451,721.75. Work about 
four-fifths completed. Expenditure during 1929, $362,964.30. 

Millbury-Grafton 

Jan. 22, 1929, contract made with Hagan-Thibodeau Construction Co., Inc., of 
Eden Park, R. I., for reconstructing about 4,080 feet of State highway on the 
Worcester Road and Farnumsville Road in Millbury and about 19,368 feet of 
State highway on the same road in Grafton, the surface consisting of bituminous 
macadam. The proposal amounted to $189,616.80. Work completed Sept. 28, 
1929. Expenditure during 1929, $202,138.11. 

Marion-Wareham 
Mar. 19, 1929, contract made with Charles I. Hosmer, of Greenfield, for re- 
constructing two bridges and the approaches thereto on about 3,600 feet of 
State highway, the surface over the bridges consisting of bituminous concrete, 
the surface on the balance of the road consisting of bituminous macadam. The 



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proposal amounted to $176,950.40. Work about three-fourths completed. Ex- 
penditure during 1929, $135,618.76. 

Barnstable 
Apr. 2, 1929, contract made with Ashley & Loring, of East Bridgewater, for 
reconstructing about 4,957 feet of State highway on the North County Road, the 
surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $30,995.60. 
Work completed Aug. 27, 1929. Expenditure during 1929, $34,219.27. 

Sunderland 
Apr. 2, 1929, contract made with the Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, for 
reconstructing about 1,310 feet of State highway on the Amherst Road, the sur- 
face consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $8,825.50. 
Work completed May 14, 1929. Expenditure during 1929, $9,285.73. 

Erving-N orthjield 

Apr. 2, 1929, contract made with the Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, for 
constructing about 8,230 feet of State highway on the Northfield Farms Road in 
Erving, and about 8,309 feet of State highway on the same road in Northfield, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $113,- 
405.30. Work completed Aug. 3, 1929. Expenditure during 1929, $126,757.97. 

Falmouth 

Apr. 2, 1929, contract made with Michael F. Roach & Sons, Inc., of East 
Bridgewater, for constructing about 9,300 feet of State highway on a new loca- 
tion, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$56,897.40. Work completed Aug. 29, 1929. Expenditure during 1929, $62,- 
445.19. 

Lanesborough-New Ashford 

Apr. 2, 1929, contract made with The Lane Construction Corporation, of Meri- 
den, Connecticut, for constructing about 6,811 feet of State highway on the 
Pittsfield Road in New Ashford, and about 17,538 feet of State highway on the 
same road in Lanesborough, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. 
The proposal amounted to S240.813.50. Work completed Nov. 27, 1929. Ex- 
penditure during 1929, $219,070.11. 

Mattapoisett 

Apr. 2, 1929, contract made with Watkins Brothers, of New Bedford, for con- 
structing about 9,940 feet of State highway on Fairhaven Road, County Road, 
and new location, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $78,822.70. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1929, 
$65,613.60. 

Holland-Sturbridge 

Apr. 9. 1929, contract made with the Waterbury Road Construction Company, 
Inc., of Mansfield Depot, Connecticut, for constructing about 498 feet of State 
highway on the Sturbridge Road in Holland, and about 34,738 feet of State high- 
way on the same road in Sturbridge, the surface consisting of bituminous mac- 
adam. The proposal amounted to $344,974.00. Work practically completed. Ex- 
penditure during 1929, $332,308.69. 

Kingston 

Apr. 9. 1929, contract made with Amos D. Bridge's Sons, Inc., of Hazardville, 
Connecticut, for reconstructing about 12,260 feet of State highway on Main and 
Summer streets, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $81,267.50. Work completed July 30, 1929. Expenditure during 
1929, $84,370.65. 

Chelsea 

Apr. 16, 1929, contract made with F. J. McCarthy Contracting Company, of 
Boston, for reconstructing about 5.064 feet of State highway on Eastern Avenue, 
the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete with bituminous macadam 



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surfacing on each side of the concrete for about 3,535 feet. The proposal 
amounted to $71,475.40. Work completed Aug. 10, 1929. Expenditure during 
1929, $76,722.69. 

Milford-Hopedale-Upton 
Apr. 16, 1929, contract made with R. H. Newell Company, of Uxbridge, for 
reconstructing about 9,316 feet of State highway on the Upton Road in Milford, 
about 1,121 feet of State highway on the same road in Hopedale, and about 
12,840 feet of State highway on the same road in Upton, the surface consisting 
of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $237,663.25. Work prac- 
tically completed. Expenditure during 1929, $204,068.28. 

Charlton-Oxford 
Apr. 16, 1929, contract made with Carlo Bianchi & Company, Inc., of Framing- 
ham, for constructing about 5,342 feet of State highway on the Oxford Road in 
Charlton, and about 3,100 feet of State highway on the same road in Oxford, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $78,- 
498.90. Work completed Sept. 10, 1929. Expenditure during 1929, $82,083.75. 

Lanesborough 

Apr. 16, 1929, contract made with The Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Connecticut, for constructing about 9,200 feet of State highway on the 
North Adams-Pittsfield Road and on new location in Lanesborough, the surface 
consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $104,473.75. 
Work completed Nov. 27, 1929. Expenditure during 1929, $88,865.65. 

Provincetown 
Apr. 23, 1929, contract made with Michael F. Roach & Sons, Inc., of East 
Bridgewater, for constructing 8,900 feet of State highway on Commercial Street 
and on new location in Provincetown, the surface consisting of bituminous con- 
crete. The proposal amounted to $80,182.00. Work completed Oct. 25, 1929. 
Expenditure during 1929, $70,334.64. 

Gloucester 

Apr. 23, 1929, contract made with Welch & Moynihan Co., of Salem, for re- 
constructing about 9,529 feet of State highway on Western Avenue in Gloucester, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to 
$101,341.60. Work completed Oct. 28, 1929. Expenditure during 1929, $92,- 
546.81. 

Gardner 

Apr. 30, 1929, contract made with H. and J. P. Green Company, Inc., of 
Worcester, for constructing about 8,600 feet of State highway on West Broad- 
way in Gardner, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $82,692.20. Work completed Oct. 21, 1929. Expenditure during 
1929, $66,920.16. 

Wrentham 

Apr. 30, 1929, contract made with T. J. Quinn & Son, of Ashton, R. I., for con- 
structing about 13,751 feet of State highway on West Street in Wrentham, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $90,- 
272.00. Work completed Oct. 1, 1929. Expenditure during 1929, $85,737.23. 

Framingham-Southborough 

Apr. 30, 1929, contract made with the Middlesex Construction Company, of 
Framingham, for reconstructing about 12,824 feet of State highway on Pleasant 
Street in Framingham and about 6,047 feet of State highway on the same road in 
Southborough, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $121,409.50. Work completed Oct. 2, 1929. Expenditure during 
1929, $130,445.02. 

Erving 

May 7, 1929, contract made with Ralph E. Bull, of Fitchburg, for reconstruct- 
ing about 24,178 feet of State highway on the Mohawk Trail, the surface consist- 



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ing of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $212,141.50. Work 
about three-fourths completed. Expenditure during 1929, $163,785.70. 

Colrain-Shelburne 
May 14, 1929, contract made with Perini & Ampollini, of Plainville, for re- 
constructing about 11,377 feet of State highway on Main Street in Shelburne, and 
about 10,050 feet of State highway on the same road in Colrain, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $126,619.10. 
Work completed Oct. 7, 1929. Expenditure during 1929, $110,809.84. 

Rehoboth-Seekonk 
May 21, 1929, contract made with Joseph McCormick, of Seekonk, for recon- 
structing about 9,904 feet of State highway on the Providence Turnpike in 
Rehoboth, and about 14,554 feet of State highway on the same road in Seekonk, 
the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted 
to $232,992.46. Work completed Nov. 5, 1929. Expenditure during 1929, $219,- 
761.30. 

Attleboro-Norton-Mansfield 

June 4, 1929, contract made with Arute Brothers, Inc., of New Britain, Con- 
necticut, for constructing and reconstructing about 3,939 feet of State highway 
on Pleasant Street, Attleboro, about 18,547 feet of State highway on Main Street, 
Norton, about 7,400 feet of State highway on South Main Street, Mansfield, and 
about 9,865 feet of State highway on Mansfield Avenue, Norton, the surface con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $275,090.58. Work 
completed Oct. 22, 1929. Expenditure during 1929, $243,693.87. 

Amesbury 

June 18, 1929, contract made with John J. Watkins, of Amesbury, for surfac- 
ing about 850 feet of State highway on Macy Street, the surface consisting of 
bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $3,385.00. Work completed 
July 23, 1929. Expenditure during 1929, $4,361.60. 

Charlton-Sturbridge 

June 18, 1929, contract made with The Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Connecticut, for surfacing about 13,823 feet of State highway on the 
Brimfield Road in Sturbridge, and about 15,870 feet of State highway on the same 
road in Charlton, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $101,488.00. Work completed Nov. 2, 1929. Expenditure during 
1929, $83,350.69. 

Gloucester 

June 18, 1929, contract made with Welch & Moynihan Co., of Salem, for con- 
structing about 3,970 feet of State highway on Western Avenue in Gloucester, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $32,- 
890.00. Work completed Nov. 15, 1929. Expenditure during 1929, $34,228.20. 

Greenfield 

June 25, 1929, contract made with Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, for re- 
constructing about 8,600 feet of State highway on the Bernardston Road in 
Greenfield, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $53,072.75. Work completed Oct. 2, 1929. Expenditure during 
1929, $58,408.63. 

Yarmouth 

July 9, 1929, contract made with Washburn & Sheridan Construction Com- 
pany, of Taunton, for reconstructing about 700 feet of State highway on South 
Main Street in Yarmouth, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The 
proposal amounted to $3,879.00. Work completed Aug. 23, 1929. Expenditure 
during 1929, $4,281.41. 

North Andover 

July 23, 1929, contract made with Patrick J. Holland, of Lawrence, for re- 
constructing about 11,234 feet of State highway on the Salem Turnpike in North 



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Andover, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $99,509.00. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1929, 
$101,760.68. 

Dennis 
Aug. 13, 1929, contract made with Amos D. Bridge's Sons, Inc., of Hazard- 
ville, Connecticut, for reconstructing about 17,120 feet of State highway on the 
South County Road in Dennis, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. 
The proposal amounted to $76,136.00. Work about two-thirds completed. Ex- 
penditure during 1929, $54,581.03. 

Wilb raham 

Aug. 27, 1929, contract made with the Dracut Construction Company, of 
Dracut, for reconstructing about 8,633 feet of State highway on the Spring- 
field-Worcester Road in Wilbraham, the surface consisting of bituminous mac- 
adam between two sections of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amount- 
ed to $104,179.50. Work about four-fifths completed. Expenditure during 1929, 
$80,631.42. 

Fall River-Somerset 
Sept. 3, 1929, contract made with the Sherry Construction Co., Inc., of Fall 
River, for strengthening floor system and resurfacing roadway on Brightman 
Street Bridge over the Taunton River between the city of Fall River and the 
town of Somerset, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $53,981.20. Work about nine-tenths completed. Expenditure dur- 
ing 1929, $42,817.38. 

Millbury 

Sept. 17, 1929, contract made with Charles E. Home, of Millbury, for widen- 
ing about 530 feet of State highway on Main Street, the surface consisting of 
reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $7,274.50. Work com- 
pleted Oct. 25, 1929. Expenditure during 1929, $5,515.10. 

Leominster 

Sept. 10, 1929, contract made with the Fitchburg Concrete Construction Co., 
of Fitchburg, for resurfacing and widening about 1,926 feet of State highway, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $9,100.00. 
Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1929, $7,047.65. 

Danvers-T ops field-Ipswich 

Sept. 17, 1929, contract made with the Lawton Construction Co., of Provi- 
dence, R. I., for resurfacing and widening about 7,841 feet of State highway 
on the Newburyport Turnpike in Danvers, about 24,798 feet of State highway on 
the same road in Topsfield, and about 6,850 feet of State highway on the same 
road in Ipswich, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $312,028.90. Work about three-tenths completed. Expenditure dur- 
ing 1929, $99,355.77. 

Chester 

Sept. 17, 1929, contract made with The Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for constructing and reconstructing about 22,322 feet of State 
highway on the Becket Road, the contract including four bridges, the surface 
of the roadway and over three bridges consisting of bituminous macadam, the 
surface over one bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $310,036.25. Work about one-sixth completed. Expenditure dur- 
ing 1929, $49,103.62. 

Newbury 

Oct. 1, 1929, contract made with Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation, of 
New York, for constructing a bridge and approaches on about 1,600 feet of State 
highway on High Street in Newbury, the surface over the bridge consisting of 
bituminous concrete, and the surface of the approaches consisting of bituminous 
macadam. The proposal amounted to $262,954.40. Work just commenced. Ex- 
penditure during 1929, $2,793.78. 



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Sterling 
Oct. 8, 1929, contract made with The Fitchburg Concrete Construction Com- 
pany, of Fitchburg, for reconstructing about 1,805 feet of State highway on the 
Worcester Road in Sterling, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The 
proposal amounted to $9,952.00. Work practically completed. Expenditure dur- 
ing 1929, $8,540.15. 

Newton 

Oct. 8, 1929, contract made with Raimo & Panakio, of Lynn, for reconstructing 
about 5,450 feet of State highway on Needham Street and Winchester Street in 
Newton, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $33,798.20. Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1929, $4,762.12. 

Dedham 
Oct. 29, 1929, contract made with Perini & Ampollini, of Athol, for resurfacing 
and widening about 6,674 feet of State highway on Bridge Street and Ames Street 
in Dedham, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $58,313.50. Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1929, 
$5,933.00. 

Provincetown 

Nov. 20, 1929, contract made with Michael F. Roach & Sons, Inc., of East 
Bridgewater, for constructing about 10,761 feet of State highway on Province 
Lands Road in Provincetown, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The 
proposal amounted to $87,724.40. Work just commenced. Expenditure during 
1929, $701.25. 

Lynn 

Nov. 26, 1929, contract made with D. Cerulli & Son, of Boston, for resurfacing 
and widening about 10,600 feet of State highway on Lynnfield Street in Lynn, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $49,- 
919.00. Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1929, $298.52. 

Hadley 

Nov. 26, 1929, contract made with Warner Bros. & Goodwin, Inc., of Sunder- 
land, for reconstructing about 14,057 feet of State highway on the Amherst Road 
in Hadley, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $60,608.40. Work not commenced. 

Expenditures for the Construction of State Highways 

The expenditures for the construction of State highways in various counties 
during the year were: — 

Barnstable, $204,195.09 Hampden, $221,816.39 

Berkshire, $655,533.86 Hampshire, $82,238.60 

Bristol, $173,405.18 Norfolk, $141,496.76 

Dukes, $1,577.02 Plymouth, $92,006.32 

Essex, $85,957.67 Worcester, $866,775.09 

Franklin, $193,495.65 Total, $2,718,497.63 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow : — 

Barnstable County. — Falmouth, $122,873.51; Provincetown, $81,321.58. 

Berkshire County. — Becket, $57,698.62; Florida, $35,360.11; Great Barring- 
ton, $1,865.79; Lanesborough, $284,510.88; New Ashford, $68,100.85; Otis, $2,- 
044.45; Richmond, $66,000.98; Sandisneld, $97,398.91; West Stockbridge, $42,- 
553.27. 

Bristol County. — Mansfield, $52,595.06; Norton, $118,373.97; Swansea, 
$561.36; Westport, $1,874.79. 

Dukes County. — Gay Head, $1,577.02. 

Essex County. — Amesbury, $34,581.19; Danvers, $87.01; Gloucester, $38,- 
836.12; Groveland, $4,066.67; Newbury, $8,299.67; Topsfield, $87.01. 

Franklin County. — Bernardston, $1,731.05; Colrain, $14,745.24; Deerfield, 
$20,337.49; Erving, $69,891.75; Gill, $1,845.51; Northfield, $84,944.61. 



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Hampden County. — Brimfield, $128,658.61; Chester, $16,549.35; Holland, 
$3,929.57; Palmer, $56,786.60; Tolland, $12,780.73; West Springfield, $3,111.53. 

Hampshire County. — Easthampton, $82,238.60. 

Norfolk County. — Dedham, $42,607.07; Wrentham, $98,889.69. 

Plymouth County. — Mattapoisett, $82,398.40; Plymouth, $9,607.92. 

Worcester County. — Charlton, $169,837.51; Gardner, $77,977.75; Oxford, 
$31,728.32; Sturbridge, $461,727.14; Templeton, $125,504.37. 

Maintenance and Repair of State Highways 
(Section 13, chapter 81, General Laws, and chapter 146, Acts of 1929) 
The expenditures during the year in the various counties were: — 

Barnstable, $260,213.85 Hampshire, $205,161.57 

Berkshire, $743,835.94 Middlesex, $437,930.13 

Bristol, $601,954.28 Nantucket, $305.65 

Dukes, $6,580.73 Norfolk, $163,004.80 

Essex, $895,870.60 Plymouth, $630,247.47 

Franklin, $679,400.25 Suffolk, $106,057.45 

Hampden, $371,993.41 Worcester, $1,519,232.81 

*Total, $6,621,788.94 
Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $63,606.15; Bourne, $12,725.62; Brewster, 
$3,349.10; Chatham, $1,937.63; Dennis, $69,827.20; Eastham, $2,234.32; Fal- 
mouth, $71,617.28; Harwich, $1,507.22; Mashpee, $11,449.93; Orleans, $1,- 
385.26; Provincetown, $1,628.60; Sandwich, $5,152.82; Truro, $2,803.31; W^ell- 
rleet, $2,347.87; Yarmouth, $8,641.54. 

Berkshire County. — Adams, $2,443.97; Becket, $22,507.47; Cheshire, $6,- 
087.40; Clarksburg, $13,866.25; Dalton, $3,005.05; Egremont, $5,717.20; Florida, 
$284,664.85; Great Barrington, $13,274.24; Hancock, $11,497.83; Hinsdale, $3,- 
028.23; Lanesboro, $2,912.87; Lee, $6,781.53; Lenox, $4,957.20; New Ashford, 
$1,501.54; New Marlboro, $225.69; North Adams, $184,145.99; Otis, $4,836.57; 
Pittsfield, $11,471.11; Richmond, $7,172.16; Sandisfield, $2,616.01; Savoy, $107,- 
739.28; Sheffield, $7,642.15; Stockbndge, $5,148.03; Washington, $2,332.17; 
West Stockbridge, $280.85; Williamstown, $21,256.03; Windsor, $6,724.27. 

Bristol County. — Acushnet, $4,205.07; Attleboro, $32,541.63; Berkeley, $637.- 
47; Dartmouth, $6,884.44; Dighton, $18,061.87; Easton, $5,562.29; Fairhaven, 
$3,012.50; Fall River, $26,004.34; Freetown, $4,406.61; Mansfield, $8,853.26; 
North Attleborough, $2,265.73; Norton, $98,148.43; Raynham, $4,262.54; Re- 
hoboth, $108,055.05; Seekonk, $166,491.36; Somerset, $44,682.56; Swansea, 
$22,183.25; Taunton, $15,443.56; Westport, $30,252.32. 

Dukes County. — Chilmark, $1,498.68; Edgartown, $1,036.29; Gay Head, 
$1,007.28; Oak Bluffs, $602.40; Tisbury, $681.34; West Tisbury, $1,754.74. 

Essex County. — Amesbury, $10,827.87; Andover, $2,574.25; Beverly, $6,- 
203.37; Danvers, $118,474.00; Essex, $2,478.24; Gloucester, $116,305.44; Grove- 
land, $16,949.69; Hamilton, $4,011.60; Haverhill, $2,693.64; Ipswich, $34,106.- 
49; Lawrence, $1,194.22; Lynn, $19,378.05; Lynnfield, $33,705.80; Merrimac, 
$1,144.04; Methuen, $7,109.24; Middleton, $5,180.46; Newbury, $10,158.79; 
Newburyport, $14,334.62; North Andover, $135,482.23; Peabody, $129,027.64; 
Rockport, $616.56; Rowley, $5,851.96; Salem, $87,279.72; Salisbury, $12,211.82; 
Saugus, $31,818.42; Swampscott, $2,930.39; Topsfield, $76,928.70; Wenham, $2,- 
154.10; West Newbury, $4,739.25. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $3,498.92; Bernardston, $19,154.17; Buckland, 
$6,370.19; Charlemont, $138,159.37; Colrain, $69,082.06; Conway, $5,063.68; 
Deerfield, $40,886.63; Erving, $201,686.81; Gill, $60.47; Greenfield, $76,089.43; 
Montague, $4,020.23; Northfield, $11,194.71; Orange, $2,537.31; Shelburne, $82,- 
009.94; Sunderland, $15,693.23; Whately, $3,893.10. 

Hampden County. — Agawam, $6,852.28; Blandford, $2,323.97; Brimfield, 
$3,690.02; Chester, $50,704.94; Chicopee, $23,159.83; East Longmeadow, $1,- 
843.29; Holyoke, $4,980.74; Monson, $10,662.65; Palmer, $19,714.15; Russell, 

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$126,078.03; Southwick, $4,191.44; Tolland, $3.37; Wales, $2,741.18; West 
Springfield, $2,787.40; Westfield, $4,343.00; Wilbraham, $107,917.12. 

Hampshire County. — Amherst, $20,058.23; Belchertown, $4,687.34; Cum- 
mington, $11,580.49; Easthampton, $15,370.83; Goshen, $4,924.74; Granby, 
$6,144.81; Hadley, $0,389.73; Hatfield, $2,328.81; Huntington, $71,140.83; 
Northampton, $37,672.35; South Hadley, $6,524.96; Southampton, $2,614.34; 
Ware, $12,133.41; Williamsburg, $3,590.70. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $3,834.14; Arlington, $1,991.28; Ashby, $5,843.14; 
Ashland, $2,339.96; Ayer, $13,224.89; Bedford, $1,882.73; Billenca, $6,372.27; 
Boxborough, $3,600.78; Burlington, $1,679.85; Chelmsford, $2,550.13; Concord, 
$4,303.36; Dracut, $6,043.64; Framingham, $101,676.14; Groton, $6,661.13; 
Holliston, $5,223.81; Hudson, $1,647.59; Lexington, $5,875.46; Lincoln, $953.59; 
Littleton, $6,824.03; Lowell, $2,229.17; Maiden, $41.52; Marlborough, $32,- 
817.39; Medford, $1,063.68; Melrose, $593.59; Natick, $1,847.48; Newton, 
$7,522.63; North Heading, $1,870.17; Pepperell, $133,923.57; Reading, $7,674.03; 
Shirley, $3,325.00; Somerville, $936.27; Stoneham, $1,584.84; Sudbury, $5,- 
197.67; Tewksbury, $3,724.69; Townsend, $23,448.98; Tyngsborough, $2,844.34; 
Waltham, $628.68; Watertown, $3,763.03; Wayland, $2,920.76; Westford, $1,- 
860.25; Weston, $3,362.65; Wilmington, $3,687.49; Winchester, $1,188.23; 
Woburn, $7,346.10. 

Nantucket County. — Nantucket, $305.65. 

Norfolk County. — Avon, $1,528.58; Bellingham, $19,027.16; Braintree, $10,- 
932.50; Canton, $5,768.13; Cohasset, $865.92; Dedham, $10,024.07; Dover, 
$17,387.54; Foxborough, $7,552.06; Franklin, $17,719.83; Holbrook, $5,339.92; 
Milton, $8,161.43; Needham, $6,408.21; Norfolk, $940.35; Norwood, $2,055.32; 
Plainville, $1,809.32; Quincy, $6,936.97; Randolph, $3,181.82; Sharon, $222.72; 
Stoughton, $4,016.06; Walpole, $2,754.47; Wellesley, $734.20; Westwood, $8,- 
710.96; Weymouth, $9,798.67; Wrentham, $11,097.99. 

Plymouth Count */. — Abmgton, $16,781.59; Bridgewater, $4,128.05; Brock- 
ton, $2,131.19; Duxbury, $1,301.31; East Bridgewater, $813.90; Hanover, $1,- 
206.66; Hingham, $10,211.87; Kingston, $104,354.82; Lakeville, $6,635.01; 
Alantm, $58,648.93; Marshfield, $6,459.01; Mattapoisett, $2,702.66; Middle- 
borough, $7,898.16; Norwell, $1,308.19; Pembroke, $1,003.64; Plymouth, $276,- 
278.69; Rochester, $695.11; Rockland, $3,424.90; Scituate, $1,936.70; Wareham, 
$119,687.16; West Bridgewater, $1,020.52; Whitman, $1,619.40. 

Suffolk County. — Boston, $2,983.05; Chelsea, $95,002.59; Revere, $8,071.81. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $160,388.64; Athol, $54,951.17; Auburn, 
s:>,s24.64; Barre, $16,533.90; Blackstone, $1,047.48; Brookfield, $865.67; Charl- 
ton, $8,009.51; Douglas, $1,577.00; Dudley, $26,098.31; East Brookfield, $1,- 
900.70; Fitchburg, $3,066.48; Gardner, $10,358.49; Grafton, $207,948.29; Hard- 
wick, $1,816.94; Harvard, $4,169.44; Holden, $17,326.74; Hopedale, $22,390.83; 
Lancaster, $1,018.85; Leicester, $6,751.65; Leominster, $16,128.93; Lunenburg, 
14, 474.69; Mendon, $4,441.79; Milford, $167,897.99; Millbury, $46,532.35; 
Millville, $1,208.92; New Braintree, $516.12; North Brookfield, $1,650.09; North- 
boro, $8,939.49; Northbndge, $3,339.40; Oakham, $1,635.62; Oxford, $11,230.87; 
Paxton, $3,137.55; Petersham, $11,391.41; Phillipston, $106,823.47; Princeton, 
$1,727.12; Rutland, $7,693.97; Shrewsbury, $5,841.65; Southborough, $61,- 
756.67; Southbridge, $779.93; Spencer, $27,262.30; Sterling, $20,046.72; Stur- 
bridge, $4,365.32; Sutton, $5,316.28; Templeton, $18,989.18; Upton, $144,- 
509.82; Uxbndge, $14,563.09; Warren, $4,334.35; Webster, $2,635.58; West 
Boylston, $23,611.66; West Brookfield, $11,911.24; Westborough, $2,365.99; 
Westminster, $45,988.71; Winchendon, $168,413.44; Worcester, $5,726.37. 

Removal of Snow and Ice from State Highways 

(Section 19, chapter 81, General Laws, as amended by chapter 273, Acts of 1927) 
The authority of the Department relative to the removal of snow and ice from 

State highways has been provided by section 19, chapter 81, General Laws, as 

amended by chapter 273, Acts of 1927. 
The cooperation of the Department with officers of cities, towns and counties 

in keeping open and reasonably passable for vehicles during the winter months 



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such highways as may be selected by the Department is provided for in section 
11, chapter 84, General Laws, as amended by section 2, chapter 482, Acts of 
1923. 

In accordance with the provisions of these laws, the Department selected 1,500 
miles of highways on the principal routes of travel, 1,300 miles of which are 
State highways and 150 miles town highways. 

The work of snow removal on these routes is performed in a large part by the 
trucks and tractors owned and operated by the Department, but certain towns 
and cities, by agreement with the Department, perform part of the work of snow 
removal on the portions of the routes within their limits. All of this work is 
done under the direction and supervision of the Department. 

The expenditures by the Department for snow removal during the year under 
the provisions of both the above-mentioned laws amounted to a total of $229,- 
413.79. 

Highway Improvements Authorized by Special Acts 

Contracts were entered into during the year, as follows, for the construction 
of public highways in the city of Quincy in accordance with the provisions of 
chapter 259, Acts of 1928, in the city of Cambridge in accordance with the pro- 
visions of chapter 366, Acts of 1928, and in the towns of Weymouth, Hingham 
and Braintree, and the city of Maiden in accordance with the provisions of 
chapter 364, Acts of 1929: — 

Quincy 
Mar. 5, 1929, contract made with M. McDonough Company, of Saugus, for 
constructing about 1,785 feet of highway on Dorchester Street, the surface con- 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $30,250.70. 
Work completed Oct. 22, 1929. Expenditure during 1929, $39,178.74. 

Cambridge 
May 21, 1929, contract made with Coleman Brothers, Inc., of Boston, for 
constructing about 9,046 feet of highway on new location, and on Concord Ave- 
nue, Fresh Pond Avenue, Wyeth Terrace and Fresh Pond Parkway, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $469,538.00. Work 
about three-fourths completed. Expenditure during 1929, $348,218.40. 

Braintree-Weymouth-Hingham 

Sept. 10, 1929, contract made with the Peerless Construction Company, of 
Boston, for constructing about 10,000 feet of highway on Plain, Grove and 
Columbian Streets in Braintree, about 15,655 feet of highway on the same road 
in Weymouth, and about 6,013 feet of highway on the same road in Hingham, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $250,- 
292.50. Work about two-fifths completed. Expenditure during 1929, $107,- 
499.28. 

Maiden 

Sept. 17, 1929, contract made with C. M. Callahan, Inc., of Boston, for con- 
structing about 8,075 feet of highway on Broadway, the surface consisting of bi- 
tuminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $118,285.50. Work about three- 
fifths completed. Expenditure during 1929, $68,567.92. 

Federal Aid in Constructing Highways 
Statements as to the acts of Congress and of the Massachusetts Legislature 
with respect to cooperation between the United States and the states in the 
construction and maintenance of highways, including the Federal Highway Act 
approved Nov. 9, 1921, may be found in the annual reports of this Department 
for the years 1920-1927, inc. 

The following Federal aid allotments have thus far been made to Massachu- 
setts: — 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1917 $73,850 94 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1918 147,701 90 



P.D. 54 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 



year ending 
year ending 
year ending 
year ending 
year ending 
year ending 
year ending 
year ending 
year ending 
year ending 
year ending 
year ending 



June 30 
June 30 
June 30 
June 30 
June 30 
June 30 
June 30 
June 30 
June 30 
June 30 
June 30 
June 30 



1919 
1920 
1921 
1922 
1923 
1924 
1925 
1926 
1927 
1928 
1929 
1930 



Total 



27 

$958,145 15 
1,400,078 27 
1,472,788 83 
1,096,176 04 
730,784 03 
950,448 62 
1,089,806 22 
1,099,891 00 
1,089,055 00 
1,089,100 00 
1,088,808 00 
1,090,077 00 

$13,376,711 00 



The total amount received by Massachusetts from 1916 to Nov 30, 1929, is 
$9,578,839.55. 

Projects to the number of 24 have been prepared in addition to those shown in 
the report of the Department of Public Works for 1928. The total mileage in- 
cluded in the various Federal aid road projects in this state, from the commence- 
ment of work of this character to Nov. 30, 1929, inclusive, is 682.967. The mile- 
age in various counties is: — 



Barnstable, 64.712 miles 
Berkshire, 92.605 miles 
Bristol, 69.292 miles 
Dukes, 3.117 miles 
Essex, 62.037 miles 
Franklin, 28.277 miles 



Hampden, 47.807 miles 
Hampshire, 41.329 miles 
Middlesex, 59.255 miles 
Norfolk, 38.599 miles 
Plymouth, 63.009 miles 
Worcester, 112.928 miles 



Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects* to Nov. 30, 1929 



No. 



Town or City 



1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

8 

9 
10 
11 
12 
13 
14 
15 
17 
18 
19 
20 
21 
22 
23 
24 
R24 
25 
26 



27 

28 



29 
30 
31 
32 
33 



Acushnet-Fairhaven 

Hanover 

Malden-Melrose-Saugus 

Danvers 

Windsor-Dalton 

Sandwich 

Cummington . 

Athol-Petersham 

Saugus . 

Braintree 

Concord-Acton-Littleton 

Ipswich 

Little ton-Groton 

Barnstable 

Norwell-Hingham . 

Lynnfield-Peabody 

Lunenburg 

Taunton 

Tewksbury 

Pittsfield-Hancock 

Greenfield-Bernardston 

Great Barrington . 

Seekonk 

Seekonk 

Billerica 

Greenfield-Shelburne : 

Section 1 

Section 2 . 
Hamilton-Wenham 
Lanesborough: 

Section A . 

Section B . 
Ware 
Brimfield 
Danvers- Peabody 
Huntington . 
Acton- Littleton : 

Section A . 

Section B . 



Miles 



2.182 
2.708 
1.162 
1.325 
3.240 
1.818 
4.659 
7.016 
3.122 
2.420 
4.849 
2.173 
6.450 
3.331 
4.380 
1.794 
2.797 
2.116 
2.909 
3.637 
6.426 
2.123 
2.756 
2.756 
0.578 

5.134 
4.401 
1.766 

0.990 
2.690 
2.626 
4.206 
1.107 
3.078 

2.182 
1.624 



Amount of 

Federal Aid 

involved 

$21,820 00 
19,480 36 
11,620 00 
15,460 22 
64,800 00 
10,678 02 
86,816 53 
90,074 51 
65,472 27 
40,554 80 
77,600 87 
21,851 50 

130,504 25 
22,687 65 
59,501 75 
35,880 00 
55,940 00 
42,320 00 
35,211 82 
72,483 32 
88,270 71 
31,348 89 
19,527 75 
41,340 00 
38,389 77 

102,680 00 
88,020 00 
20,207 27 

19,780 00 
53,800 00 
46,557 55 
84,120 00 
22,140 00 
97,163 48 

43,640 00 
25,847 25 



Amount 
received 

$21,820 00 
19,480 36 
11,620 00 
15,460 22 
64,800 00 
10,678 02 
86,816 53 
90,074 51 
65,472 27 
40,554 80 
77,600 87 
21,851 50 

130,504 25 
22,687 65 
59,501 75 
35,880 00 
55,940 00 
42,320 00 
35,211 82 
72,483 32 
88,270 71 
31,348 89 
19,527 75 

38,389 77 

102,680 00 
88,020 00 
20,207 27 

19,780 00 
53,800 00 
46,557 55 
84,120 00 
22,140 00 
97,163 48 

43,640 00 
25,847 25 



Remarks 



Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 



completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed. 



Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 

Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 

Work completed. 
Work completed. 



* All of these projects are now, or will be later, State highways 



28 










P.D. 54 


Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 


30, 1929- 


— Continued 








Amount of 






No 


Town ok City 


Miles 


Federal Aid 


Amount 










involved 


received 


Remarks 


34 


Dudley ...... 


1 . 359 


$27,180 00 


$27,180 00 


Work completed. 


35 


Haverhill-Methuen 


4.544 


90,880 00 


90,880 00 


Work completed. 


36 


Eastham-Wellfleet-Provincetown : 












Section A . 


10.690 


91,347 85 


91,347 85 


Work completed. 




Section B . 


6.548 


75,935 60 


75,935 60 


Work completed. 




Section C . 


8.043 


86,130 51 


86,130 51 


Work completed. 


37 


Egremont . . . . . 


1.164 


20,579 07 


20,579 07 


Work completed. 


38 


Peabody-Danvers . . . . 


2.827 


56,540 00 


56,540 00 


Work completed. 


39 


Williamstown-New Ashford- 
Lanesborough: 












Section A . 


0.020 


9,123 64 


9,123 64 


Work completed. 




Section B . 


3.323 


65,980 00 


65,980 00 


Work completed. 




Section C . 


4.590 


68,850 00 




Work completed. 


40 


East Brookfield . 


1.011 


20,220 00 


20,220 00 


Work completed. 


41 


Ashby ...... 


1 . 250 


22,141 03 


22,141 03 


Work completed. 


42 


Washington . . . . . 


2.291 


45,820 00 


45,820 00 


Work completed. 


43 


Leicester . 


0.638 


12,760 00 


12,760 00 


Work completed. 


44 


Goshen-Cummington-Windsor : 












Section A . 


1.494 


29,880 00 


29,880 00 


Work completed. 




Section B . 


1.479 


50,183 37 


50,183 37 


Work completed. 




Section C . 


3.780 


82,915 42 


82,915 42 


Work completed. 


45 


Palmer : 












Sections A and C . . . 


1.795 


35,900 00 


35,900 00 


Work completed. 


46 


Upton-Hopedale : 












Section A . 


1.672 


33,440 00 


33,440 00 


Work completed. 


47 


Barre-Oakham . 


1.737 


37,200 75 


37,200 75 


Work completed. 


50 


Lunenburg . 


1.763 


35,260 00 


35,260 00 


Work completed. 


51 


Mendon-Uxbridge : 












Section A . 


1.959 


39,180 00 


39,180 00 


Work completed. 




Section B . 


2.504 


50,080 00 


50,080 00 


Work completed. 


52 


Oxford ...... 


3.208 


64,160 00 


64,160 00 


Work completed. 


53 


East Brookfield-Spencer-West 
Brookfield: 












Section A . 


0.890 


17,800 00 


17,800 00 


Work completed. 




Section B . 


1.682 


33,640 00 


33,640 00 


Work completed. 


54 


Leicester: 












Section A . 


0.829 


16,580 00 


16,580 00 


Work completed. 




Section B . 


2.691 


53,820 00 


53,820 00 


Work completed. 


55 


Quincy . 


0.549 


10,980 00 


10,980 00 


Work completed. 


56 


Stoughton . 


2.141 


42,820 00 


42,820 00 


Work completed. 


57 


Winchester- Wob urn 


3.042 


59,131 31 


59,131 31 


Work completed. 


58 


Littleton . 


1.345 


26,900 00 


26,900 00 


Work completed. 


59 


Egremont . . . . . 


0.784 


15,678 18 


15,678 18 


Work completed. 


60 


Middleton-Danvers 


1.907 


38,224 70 


38,224 70 


Work completed. 


61 


Winchendon-Templeton . 


5.393 


106,117 44 


106,117 44 


Work completed. 


62 


Danvers-Topsfield : 












Section A . 


3.009 


60,180 00 


60,180 00 


Work completed. 




Section B . 


3.513 


76,959 91 


76,959 91 


Work completed. 


63 


Essex-Ipswich . . . . 


4.489 


89,780 00 


89,780 00 


Work completed. 


64 


Norwood ..... 


1.065 


21,300 00 


21,300 00 


Work completed. 


65 


North Adams. . . . . 


1.638 


32,760 00 


32,760 00 


Work completed. 


69 


Haverhill ..... 


2.657 


53,049 24 


53,049 24 


Work completed. 


70 


Palmer ..... 


2.550 


51,000 00 


51,000 00 


Work completed. 


71 


Wrentham . . . . . 


1.846 


36,940 00 


36,940 00 


Work completed. 


72 


Walpole . 


3.078 


61,560 00 


61,560 00 


Work completed. 


73 


Southwick . . . . . 


6.879 


111,757 95 


111,757 95 


Work completed. 


74 


Becket ...... 


0.156 


13,095 66 


13,095 66 


Work completed. 


R74 


Becket .... 


0.189 


10,988 45 




Work completed. 


75 


Topsfield-Ipswich-Rowley-Newbury : 












Section A . 


10.207 


207,163 37 


207,163 37 


Work completed. 


76 


Norfolk ..... 


1.447 


28,940 00 


28,940 00 


Work completed. 


77 


Merrimac ..... 


1.020 


20,397 73 


20,397 73 


Work completed. 


78 


Burlington ..... 


3.761 


75,220 00 


75,220 00 


Work completed. 


79 


Great Barrington .... 


2.991 


59,820 00 


59,820 00 


Work completed. 


79B 


Great Barrington .... 


0.028 


10,098 38 




Work completed. 


80 


Lee: 












Section A . 


0.909 


18,180 00 


18,180 00 


Work completed. 




Section B . 


0.283 


4,245 00 


4,245 00 


Work completed. 


83 


Pembroke ..... 


2.121 


31,815 00 


31,815 00 


Work completed. 


84 


Sterling- West Boylston . 


3.491 


51,974 04 


51,974 04 


Work completed. 


85 


Dalton- (Hinsdale Road) : 












Section A . 


1.033 


20,660 00 


20,660 00 


Work completed. 




Section B . 


0.066 


7,120 50 


7,120 50 


Work completed. 


86 


Gay Head ..... 


3.117 


40,783 51 


40,783 51 


Work completed. 


87 


Dalton (Windsor Road) : 












Section A . 


1.056 


21,120 00 


21,120 00 


Work completed. 




Section B . 


0.038 


5,429 50 


5,429 50 


Work completed. 


88 


Erving ...... 


4.537 


68,055 00 




Work underway. 


89 


Easton: 












Sections A and B . 


3.540 


70,800 00 


70,800 00 


Work completed. 




Section C . 


3.840 


62,400 00 


62,400 00 


Work completed. 


90 


Brookfield-E. Brookfield . 


1.227 


25,324 95 


25,324 95 


Work completed. 


91 


Lowell ...... 


0.977 


19,537 87 


19,537 87 


Work completed. 


93 


Wilbraham . . . . 


0.208 


67,506 06 


67,506 06 


Work completed. 


94 


Otis-Sandisfield .... 


7.565 


122,931 25 


122,931 25 


Work completed. 



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Remarks 

Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed . 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
PS & E Appr. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work underway. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 









Amount of 




No. 


Town or City 


Miles 


Federal Aid 
involved 


Amount 
received 


95 


Westfield .... 


0.148 


$12,677 08 


$12,677 08 


96 


Rochester-Wareham 


4.031 


68,979 93 


68,979 93 


98 


Sheffield . . _ . 


3.052 


61,133 85 


61,133 85 


99 


Gloucester .... 


1.191 


19,353 75 


19,353 75 


100 


Rutland .... 


3.640 


59,150 00 


59,150 00 


101A 


Hinsdale .... 


0.297 


4,455 00 


4,455 00 


101B 


Hinsdale .... 


0.858 


24,116 51 


24,116 51 


102A 


Plainville-Wrentham 


3 . 254 


48,810 00 


48,810 00 


103 


Adams ..... 


0.568 


9,230 00 


9,230 00 


104 


Milton .... 


3.534 


70,680 00 


70,680 00 


105 


Rehoboth .... 


1.438 


28,760 00 


28,760 00 


106 


Bourne ..... 


0.522 


35,002 00 


35,002 00 


107 


Southampton 


2.203 


44,060 00 


44,060 00 


108 


Lakeville-Freetown 


4.583 


71,706 11 


71,706 11 


109 


West Brookfield 


0.066 


10,283 73 


10,283 73 


110 


Middleborough-Bridgewater 


0.109 


24,580 87 


24,580 87 


111 


Braintree .... 


0.371 


7,200 00 


7,200 00 


112 


North Attleborough-Attleborough 


3.278 


65,560 00 


65,560 00 


113 


Swansea . 


0.692 


11,245 00 


11,245 00 


113B 


Swansea-Somerset . 


3.503 


64,439 74 


64,439 74 


114 


Lenox ...... 


2.408 


39,130 00 


39,130 00 


115 


Plymouth .... 


1.680 


25,522 53 


25,522 53 


116 


Norwood-Walpole . 


2.453 


40,878 91 


40,878 91 


117A 


Chelmsford .... 


1.377 


27,540 00 


27,540 00 


117B 


Chelmsford-Tyngsboro 


4.625 


89,713 81 


89,713 81 


118A 


Brookfield .... 


0.620 


12,400 00 


12,400 00 


118B 


Brookfield .... 


0.251 


3,765 00 


3,765 00 


119A 


Essex ..... 


0.406 


8,120 00 


8,120 00 


120A 


Lakeville .... 


4.789 


71,835 00 


71,835 00 


120B 


Berkeley .... 


0.864 


12,960 00 


12,960 00 


120C 


Taunton-Berkeley . 


2.758 


41,370 00 


41,370 00 


120D 


Taunton .... 


0.862 


12,930 00 


12,930 00 


121A 


Abington . 


0.947 


17,887 34 


17,887 34 


121B 


Bridgewater .... 


0.113 


16,568 31 


16,568 31 


121C 


Weymouth . 


2.720 


40,800 00 


40,800 00 


121D 


East Bridgewater-Whitman 


2.000 


30,000 00 


30,000 00 


121E 


Abington .... 


1.088 


14,770 42 


14,770 42 


122 A 


Barnstable . 


0.066 


18,711 51 


18,711 51 


122B 


Barnstable-Mashpee 


2.482 


36,349 09 


36,349 09 


122C 


Falmouth-Mashpee . 


8.137 


132,939 21 




123A 


Southampton 


2.461 


47,155 67 


47,155 67 


124A 


Wayland . . . . . 


0.189 


30,296 68 


30,296 68 


124B 


Marlborough .... 


1.626 


24,390 00 


24,390 00 


125 A 


Wareham . . . . . 


3.086 


68,316 11 


68,316 11 


125B 


Wareham . 


2.761 


41,415 00 


41,415 00 


127 A 


Holyoke . 


4.136 


62,040 00 


62,040 00 


127B 


Easthampton-Northampton 


1.762 


84,084 87 




128 A 


Hinsdale .... 


0.066 


8,598 63 


8,598 63 


128B 


Hinsdale .... 


0.952 


14,280 00 


14,280 00 


129 A 


Dighton-Somerset . 


3.465 


51,975 00 


51,975 00 


129B 


Somerset .... 


4.340 


65,511 29 


65,511 29 


130A 


Auburn-Oxford 


4.208 


63,120 00 


63,120 00 


131A 


Wilbraham . 


0.530 


7,950 00 


7,950 00 


131B 


Wilbraham .... 


1.012 


15,180 00 


15,180 00 


132A 


Duxbury-Kingston 


2.123 


31,845 00 


31,845 00 


133A 


North Andover 


0.615 


9,225 00 


9,225 00 


133B 


North Andover 


0.771 


11,565 00 


11,565 00 


134A 


Barre ..... 


1.217 


18,255 00 


18,255 00 


134B 


Barre ..... 


1.261 


18,915 00 


18,915 00 


134C 


Barre ...... 


1.617 


24,255 00 




135 A 


Russell . . . . . 


. 557 


13,919 60 


13,919 60 


135B 


Westfield-Russell 


3.607 


54,075 00 


54,075 00 


135C 


Russell ..... 


3.291 


54,052 37 




135D 


Russell-Huntington 


3.670 


55,050 00 




136A 


Agawam .... 


1.331 


19,965 00 


19,965 00 


136B 


Agawam .... 


1.515 


22,725 00 


22,725 00 


136C 


Agawam .... 


1.000 


15,000 00 


15,000 00 


137A 


Sheffield .... 


0.170 


22,710 05 


22,710 05 


138A 


Chester .... 


0.097 


10,818 36 


10,818 36 


138B 


Chester .... 


4 . 250 


99,063 09 




139A 


Brimfield .... 


0.103 


6,075 05 


6,075 05 


139B 


Brimfield .... 


4.778 


69,410 72 




140A 


Lenox-Lee . . . 


3.519 


52,785 00 


52,785 00 


HOB 


Lee ..... 


0.057 


26,620 13 


26,620 13 


141A 


Williamsburg 


0.211 


8,880 65 


8,880 65 


141B 


Goshen-Williamsburg 


5.042 


93,547 40 


93,547 40 


141C 


Northampton-Williamsburg 


4 . 146 


62,190 00 


62,190 00 


142A 


Fitchburg-Westminster . 


3.960 


69,171 34 


69,171 34 


142B 


Gardner-Westminster 


3 . 699 


52,316 73 


52,316 73 


143 


Fairhaven-Mattapoisett . 


3 . 245 


52,079 86 


52,079 86 


144A 


Canton-Stoughton . 


4.306 


64,436 20 


64,436 20 


145A 


Ashland-Holliston . 


3.330 


34,645 01 


34,645 01 


146A 


Paxton . . . . 


1.783 


26,745 00 


26,745 00 


146B 


Paxton-Worcester . 


4.930 


73,950 00 


73,950 00 


147A 


Lenox-Pit tsfield 


2.349 


35,235 00 





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No 


Town or City 


148A 


Raynham 


148B 


Raynham-Taunton 


149A 


Middleborough 


150A 


Littleton-Westford . 


150B 


Westford 


151A 




&B 


Swansea-Somerset . 


152A 


Dartmouth 


152B 


Dartmouth 


152C 


Westport 


153A 


Southampton-Easthampton 


154A 


Sturbridge 


155A 


West Springfield 


156A 


Orange 


157A 


Sandisfield-Tolland 


R157 




A 


Sandsfield-Tolland 


157B 


Sandisfield 


157C 


Sandisfield-Tolland 


158A 


Dalton .... 


159 A 


Seekonk-Rehoboth-Swansea 


159B 


Seekonk 


159C 


Swansea 


160 A 


Lenox-Lee-Stockbridge 


161A 


Brockton-W. Bridgewater 


162 A 


Holliston 


162B 


Milford 


163A 


Amherst 


163B 


Amherst 


164 A 


Westminster-Winchendon 


164B 


WestminsteT-Ashburnham 


164C 


Ashburnham 


164D 


Winchendon . 


165A 


Winchendon . 


166 


Becket-Otis . 


168 A 


Deerfield 


169A 


Merrimac-Amesbury 


171A 


Chelmsford 


172 A 


Leominster-Sterling 


173A 


Cheshire 


173B 


Lanesboro 


174A 


Marshfield 


175A 


Sandwich 


175B 


Orleans 


175C 


Barnstable 


176 A 


Plymouth 


177A 


Chatham 


177B 


Orleans 


177C 


Dennis .... 


178A 


Chelmsford . 


179A 


Falmouth 


180A 


Franklin- Wrentham 


180B 


Bellingham-Franklin 


181A 


Florida-North Adams 


181B 


Florida .... 


181C 


North Adams-Clarksburg 


181D 


Florida-Savoy 


182 A 


Lunenburg 


183 A 


Amesbury-Salisbury 


183B 


Amesbury 


184A 


Charlton 


184B 


Charlton-Sturbridge 


185 A 


Buckland 


185B 


Charlemont . 


186 


Salisbury 


187A 


Bellingham 


188A 


Townsend 


188B 


Pepperell-Groton 


189A 


Marion-Wareham . 


189B 


Mattapoisett . 


190A 


Becket .... 


191A 


Falmouth 


191B 


Falmouth 


192A 


Groveland 


192B 


Newburyport 


193A 


Hadley .... 


193B 


Hadley .... 


194A 


Athol-Phillipston-Templeton 


195A 


Mansfield-Norton 


195B 


Mansfield-Norton . 


196A 


Millbury-Grafton 


197 


Plymouth 


198A 


Milford-Hopedale-Upton 


199A 


Newbury 



Miles 



1.657 
2.861 
5.586 
1.985 
2.660 

0.464 
1.401 
2.858 
4.634 
1.410 
2.503 
0.549 
1.058 
0.644 

0.644 
0.473 
3.038 
0.430 
1.899 
2.251 
2.767 
5.453 
3.823 
3.315 
1.790 
0.052 
2.100 
0.750 
3.607 
3.776 
2.826 
2.460 
6.043 
3.043 
3.397 
1.536 
2.718 
4.377 
1.742 
4.533 
0.217 
1.904 
0.927 
5.032 
3.964 
1.802 
3.219 
1.262 
3.394 
3.125 
3.889 
2.818 
2.736 
3.362 
3.702 
1.312 
1.922 
1.329 
2.848 
5.623 
1.245 
2.433 
2.405 
1.225 
3.813 
3.368 
0.582 
1.804 
2.254 
5.896 
1.752 
1.643 
1.745 
1.985 
2.662 
4.738 
0.960 
2.617 
4.440 
6.543 
4.418 
0,303 



Amount of 

Federal Aid 

involved 

$24,855 00 
42,915 00 
83,790 00 
29,775 00 
39,900 00 

89,138 06 
21,015 00 
42,870 00 
69,510 00 
21,150 00 
37,545 00 
8,235 00 
15,870 00 
34,803 50 

5,660 87 
32,037 28 
45,570 00 
22,087 67 
49,876 52 
33,765 00 
41,505 00 
81,795 00 
57,345 00 
49,725 00 
26,850 00 
3,787 09 
31,500 00 
48,475 74 
54,105 00 
56,640 00 
42,390 00 
36,900 00 
99,077 00 
45,645 00 
50,955 00 
23,040 00 
40,770 00 
74,965 81 
26,130 00 
67,995 00 
22,181 26 
23,601 55 
13,905 00 
70,543 35 
48,588 18 
25,838 02 
48,258 37 
18,930 00 
50,910 00 
46,875 00 
58,335 00 
42,270 00 
41,040 00 
50,430 00 
55,530 00 
19,680 00 
28,830 00 
45,345 32 
42,720 00 
84,345 00 
18,675 00 
36,495 00 
36,075 00 
18,375 00 
57,195 00 
50,520 00 
82,770 63 
27,060 00 
33,810 00 
81,094 43 
26,280 00 
24,645 00 
26,175 00 
25,821 78 
31,715 99 
71,070 00 
17,862 40 
39,255 00 
66,600 00 
98,035 70 
66,270 00 
163,208 90 



Amount 
received 

$24,855 00 
42,915 00 
83,790 00 
29,775 00 
39,900 00 

89,138 06 
21,015 00 
42,870 00 

21,150 00 
37,545 00 
8,235 00 
15,870 00 
34,803 50 



32,037 28 

22,087 67 
49,876 52 
33,765 00 
41,505 00 
81,795 00 
57,345 00 
49,725 00 

3,787 09 
31,500 00 
26,555 45 



36,900 00 
99,077 00 
45,645 00 
50,955 00 
23,040 00 
40,770 00 
74,965 81 

67,995 00 
22,181 26 
23,601 55 

70,543 35 

48,588 18 
25,838 02 

18,930 00 
50,910 00 
46,875 00 
58,335 00 



19,680 00 
28,830 00 

42,720 00 

18,675 00 

36,075 00 
18,375 00 



81,094 43 

24,645 00 
26,175 00 
25,821 78 



17,862 40 



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PS&E Appr. 
Work underway. 
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Work underway. 
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P.D. 54 31 

Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 30, 1929 — Concluded 

Amount of 
No. Town or City Miles Federal Aid Amount 

involved received Remarks 

200A Rehoboth 1.875 $28,125 00 Work completed. 

201 Wilbrpham . . . 1.530 22,950 00 Work underway. 

203 Natick-Welledey . . . .2.066 30,990 00 PS&E Appr. 

Total 682.967 $11,994,512 71 $9,578,839 55 

Bridges 
During the year the Department has prepared designs and plans for, and done 
other work relating to, bridges throughout the Commonwealth. The various 
cities and towns, the localities therein, the character of the structure and other 
details are as follows: 

Bridges and Structures Built or Contracted for 
Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Structure 

Becket — Washington Mountain Road over Brooker Hill Brook; one 20-foot 
span, reinforced concrete slab. 

Braintree — Plain Street over Monatiquot River; one 19-foot span, reinforced 
concrete beam. 

Cambridge — Alewife Brook Traffic Road, two bridges over Boston and Maine 
Railroad; over Fitchburg Division two 158-foot through truss spans with 
two 40-foot steel stringer approach spans; and over Central Massachusetts 
Division one 87-foot span through plate girder with two 40-foot steel stringer 
approach spans. 

Charleton — State highway over Little River, one 17-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete beam. 

Chelmsford — Billerica Road over River Meadow Brook; one 17-foot span, re- 
inforced concrete slab. 

Cheshire — Savoy Road over Dry Brook ; one 46-foot span, reinforced concrete 
beam. 

Chester — Jacobs Ladder Road over branch of Boston and Albany Railroad; one 
40-foot span, reinforced concrete slab. 

Colrain — Shelburne Falls Road over brook; one 20-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete beam. 

Gardner — Templeton Road over Otter River; one 16-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete beam. 

Grafton — Worcester Street over Sunny Brook; one 11-foot span, reinforced 
concrete slab. 

Hopedale — West Street over Mill River at Milford line; one 12-foot span, re- 
inforced concrete slab. 

Ludlow — West Street over Fuller Brook; one 28-foot span, reinforced concrete 
beam. 

Marion — Wareham Road over Weweantic River at Wareham line; two 49.7-foot 
spans, reinforced concrete beam. 

Maynard — Russell Bridge over Assabet River at Stow Line; two 23-foot and 
two 22-foot spans, reinforced concrete pile trestle. 

Monson — State Avenue over Quaboag River at Palmer line ; one 44-foot and two 
38-foot spans, reinforced concrete beam. 

Newbury — Main Street, Byfleld, over Parker River; one 15-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete beam. 

Newbury — Shore Road over Parker River ; five 60-foot spans, reinforced con- 

I crete beam. 
Newton — Washington Street over Charles River at Wellesley line ; two 40-foot 
and one 46-foot spans, reinforced concrete arch, granite faced. 
Northfield — Northfield Farms Road over Four Mile Brook; one 18-foot span, 
reinforced concrete beam. 
Paxton — North Spencer Road over Turkey Hill Brook; one 13-foot span, re- 
inforced concrete slab. 



32 P.D. 54 

Petersham — Phillipston Road over Swift River; one 19-foot span, reinforced 

concrete slab. 
Rehoboth — Taunton-Providence Road over Palmer River; one 15-foot span, 

reinforced concrete slab. 
Sterling — Princeton Road over Stillwater River; one 30-foot span, reinforced 

concrete beam. 
Sturbridge — Holland Road over Quinebaug River; six 20-foot spans, reinforced 

concrete pile trestle. 
Wareham — Marion Road over Weweantic River; one 48-foot and two 43-foot 

spans, reinforced concrete beam. 
Westfield — Holyoke Road over Hampden Pond; one 9.5-foot span, reinforced 

concrete slab. 
Weymouth — Columbian Street over New York, New Haven and Hartford 

Railroad; one 53.5-foot span, steel plate girder. 

Alterations, Repairs and Extensions to Bridges and Structures 

Completed in 1929 

Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Work 

Andover — North Main Street over Shawsheen River; reinforced concrete ex- 
tension of stone arch. 

Canton — Neponset Street over Canton River; reinforced concrete arch exten- 
sion of stone arch. 

Charlemont — Mohawk Trail over Trout Brook; extension of reinforced con- 
crete slab. 

Chester — Jacobs Ladder Road over Sanderson Brook; extension of reinforced 
concrete beam. 

Chester — Jacobs Ladder Road over branch of Walker Brook; reinforced con- 
crete slab. 

Chester — Jacobs Ladder Road over Austin Brook; reinforced concrete slab ex- 
tension of twin stone culvert. 

East Bridgewater — North Central Street over Matfield River; reinforced con- 
crete beam extension of stone arch. 

Gardner — Templeton Road over Bents Pond and Travers Pond; extension of 
reinforced concrete beam. 

Gardner — Templeton Road over Wilder Brook; reinforced concrete slab ex- 
tension. 

Gardner — Templeton Road over pond; reinforced concrete slab extension. 

Ludlow — Fuller Street over Stony Brook; reinforced concrete arch extension 
of stone arch. 

Medway — Main Street over Chicken Brook ; reinforced concrete slab extension 
of stone arch. 

Plymouth — State highway over Beaver Dam Brook; reinforced concrete arch 
extension of stone arch. 

Rehoboth — Taunton-Providence Road over Palmer River; reinforced concrete 
slab extension of two stone arches. 

Seekonk — Taunton-Providence Road over Runnins River ; reinforced concrete 
slab extension of reinforced concrete culvert. 

Warren — Brimfield Road over Tufts Brook; reinforced concrete slab extension. 

Wilbraham — Palmer-Springfield Road over Brook; reinforced concrete slab ex- 
tension of stone arch. 

Williamstown — Pownal Road over Hoosic River ; raising steel span at northerly 
abutment. 

Contemplated Bridges and Structures 
Plans, Studies or Estimates made 
Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Structure 

Barre — State highway over Prince River; one 38-foot span, reinforced concrete 
beam. 

Bernardston — Northfield Road over Boston and Maine Railroad; one 41-foot 
and two 40-foot spans, reinforced concrete beam. 



P.D. 54 33 

Dalton — Windsor Road over Wahconah Brook; two 30-foot spans, reinforced 
concrete beam. 

Natick — West Central Street over Reservoir; repairs to two 5-foot spans and to 
two 7-foot spans, culverts. 

Newbury — Newburyport Turnpike over Parker River; one 38.5-foot, two 40.5- 
foot and one 42.5-foot spans, reinforced concrete beam extension of rein- 
forced concrete beam. 

Newton — Western Artery at Weston line, Metropolitan Planning Division 
scheme; over Hobbs Brook, one 10-foot span, reinforced concrete slab; over 
Boston and Maine Railroad, Fitchburg Division, one 140-foot span, steel 
through truss; over Stony Brook, one 15-foot span, reinforced concrete 
slab; under Boston and Maine Railroad, Central Massachusetts Division, 
one 60-foot span, deck plate girder; over Charles River, one 160-foot span, 
steel arch and four approach spans. 

Oakham — Athol- Worcester Road over Pond; one 24-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete beam extension of reinforced concrete beam. 

Oakham — Athol- Worcester Road over Brook; one 10-foot span, reinforced 
concrete arch extension of stone arch. 

Orange — Athol-Gardner Road over Mill Pond; extension of 16-foot span, re- 
inforced concrete beam on northerly side. 

Orange — Athol-Gardner Road over Orcutt Brook; one 18-foot span, extension 
of reinforced concrete beam. 

Sandisfield — At New Boston Village over Farmington River; one 75-foot span, 
steel pony truss. 

Templeton — Athol-Gardner Road over Otter River; one 16-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete slab extension of steel stringer. 

Tyngsborough — County Road over Merrimack River; one 550-foot span, steel 
through arch. 

Tyngsborough — County Road over Boston and Maine Railroad ; one 65-foot 
span, steel girder. 

Weston — Central Avenue over Stony Brook at Waltham line; reconstruction 
of 2-span stone culvert with 15-foot span, reinforced concrete slab. 

Weston — Central Avenue over Boston and Maine Railroad, Fitchburg Division 
of Stony Brook Station ; one 64-foot span, steel plate girder and two 35-foot 
approach spans, reinforced concrete beam. 

Williamstown — Williamstown-Pittsfield Road over Green River; one 41.9-foot 
span, reinforced concrete beam. 

Windsor — Berkshire Trail over Baldwin Brook ; one 20-foot span, reinforced 
concrete beam. 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., at Request of Cities and Towns 
Towns, Locality and Character of Work 

Bellingham — Hartford Avenue over Charles River; examination, report and 
estimate for reinforced concrete slab. 

Berlin — Bridge Road over Assabet River; examination, report and estimates to 
replace 49.5-foot span, wrought iron pony truss. 

Billerica — Whipple Street over Shawsheen River at Wilmington line; exami- 
nation and plans for 17-foot span, reinforced concrete slab. 

Chesterfield — At Huntington line over Westneld River; examination and re- 
port on 140-foot span, wrought iron through truss". 

Clinton — Hudson Road over Nashua River ; Lancaster. Mills Bridge ; examina- 
tion and report on 89-foot and 95-foot spans, double bow-string pony truss.. 

Danvers — Maple Street over Boston and Maine Railroad, . Lawrence Branch; 
examination and report on 40-foot span, wood stringer. ■...-'' 

Framingham — Concord Avenue over Sudbury River; examination and report 
on 60-foot span, through plate girder. 

Framingham — Irving Street over Beaver Dam Brook; examination and re- 
port on wood bridge and plans, prepared for reinforced concrete slab to be 



34 P.D. 54 

Framingham — Second Street over Beaver Dam Brook ; examination and report 
on 8-foot span culvert. 

Grafton — Millbury Road over Quinsigamond River; examination and report 
on 16-foot and 17-foot span, stone arch. 

Great Barrington — State highway over Housatonic River ; examination and re- 
port on 92-foot span, pony parabolic truss. 

Lanesborough — Town Road over Housatonic River; report and sketch for 
18-foot span, steel I beam with concrete floor. 

Marshfield — Humarock Bridge over North River at Scituate line ; examination 
and report on timber pile trestle. 

Middlefield — At Worthington line; report on two 21.5-foot spans, wood 
stringer. 

Ware — Palmer Road over Ware River, Three Mile Bridge; examination and 
report on 82.5-foot span, iron pony truss. 

Washington — Valley Road over Branch of Housatonic River; examination and 
report on 24-foot span, wooden bridge. 

Westhampton — Kings Highway over North Branch Manhan River; examina- 
tion and report on 20-foot span, wood stringer. 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., by direction of the Department 
Cities and Towns, Locality and Subject 
Charlemont — Mohawk Trail over Boston and Maine Railroad; studies and 

estimates for abolition of grade crossing. 
Dennis — South County Road over Swan Pond River; examination and report 

on 40-foot span, through still plate girder. 
Gloucester — Essex Street over inlet; examination of 14-foot span, wood 

stringer. 
Harwich — Lower County Road over Herring River; examination, report and 

estimate on replacement of 55-foot pile and timber trestle. 
Huntington — Over Westfield River; examination and report on feasibility of 

removal and relocation of Pitcher Bridge. 
Lawrence — Osgood Street, Boston and Maine Railroad ; report on foot passage- 
way. 
Middleborough — Grove Street over New York, New Haven and Hartford 

Railroad; examination and report on two 96-foot and 48-foot spans, plate 

girders. 
Needham — Needham Street over Charles River at Newton line; examination 

and report on repairs to 3-span, granite arch. 
Northfield — Mount Hermon Bridge over Connecticut River; examination and 

report on protection of piers. 
Oxford — West Sutton Road over brook; examination of stone arch. 
Sheffield — Studies for bridge and relocation of highway over New York, New 

Haven and Hartford Railroad and Konkapot River, at Ashley Falls. 
Sterling — State highway over Boston and Maine and New York, New Haven 

and Hartford railroads; report on repairs to 86-foot span, steel pony truss, 

and 35.8-foot span, wood stringer. 
Worcester Turnpike — Brookline to Worcester; preliminary studies for sepa- 
ration of grades of cross streets. 

Bridge Plans Submitted and Examined during the Year under the provisions of 
Chapter 85, General Laws, as amended by Chapter 313, Acts of 1923 
Cities and Towns, Location, Character of Work and Date of Approval 

Auburn — Rockland Road; reinforced concrete slabs over Stoneville Brook and 
over Flume; approved July 2, 1929. 

Beverly — Bridge Street over Bass River; 146-foot plate girder draw span and 
129-foot pile and timber approach spans; approved August 27, 1929. 

Bernardston — Town road over Mill Brook; reinforced concrete beam; ap- 
proved July 23, 1929. 

Dalton — Old Windsor Road over Branch of Housatonic River; 38.3-foot span, 
plate girder with rubble concrete abutments; approved October 8, 1929. 



P.D. 54 35 

Leominster — Central Street over Monoosnock Brook; steel I beam and rein- 
forced concrete extension to stone arch; approved August 13, 1929. 

Millbury — Greenwood Street over Blackstone River, one 50-foot span, steel 
girder with reinforced concrete slab deck; and over Greenwood Street 
Brook, one 17-foot span steel girder with reinforced concrete deck; approved 
August 20, 1929. 

Northampton — Water Street over Roberts Meadow Brook, one 30-foot span, 
reinforced concrete arch; Reservoir Road over Roberts Meadow Brook, one 
20-foot span, reinforced concrete arch; Westhampton Road over Parsons 
Brook, steel stringer with jack arches and reinforced concrete floor; ap- 
proved April 23, 1929. 

Northbridge — Uxb ridge Road over West River; one 30-foot span, stone arch; 
approved March 5, 1929. 

Taunton — Spring Street over Mill River; two 23-foot spans, reinforced con- 
crete beam and slab; approved July 30, 1929. 

Weymouth — Repairs and alterations to Back River Bridge of three fixed and 
one draw span, with a total length of 248 feet; approved March 12, 1929. 

Worcester — Millbury Street over Middle River; two 24-foot and one 25-foot 
spans, steel superstructure with reinforced concrete floor; approved April 
30, 1929. 

Legislative Resolves of 1927 and 1929. Examinations, Studies, Estimates 
and Reports on Bridges and Structures 

Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Work 

Chapter 38, Resolves of 1927. Examination and report on all bridges on main 

through routes of travel. See Senate No. 10, 1929. 
Revere — Chapter 23, Resolves of 1929. Examination, study and estimate for 

reconstruction of bridge at Point of Pines over Boston, Revere Beach and 

Lynn Railroad, 190-foot span. 
Revere — Chapter 25, Resolves of 1929. Examination, study and estimate for 

reconstruction of Saugus River Bridge. 
Revere — Chapter 44, Resolves of 1929. Approximate estimate for separation 

of grades of Broadway and Revere Beach Parkway. 

Bridge over the Merrimack River Between Newburyport and Salisbury 

This bridge was placed in charge of the Massachusetts Highway Commission 
and made a State highway by the provisions of chapter 716, Acts of 1912, which 
also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good repair for travel, of 
operating the draw and of maintaining the structure shall be paid by the Com- 
monwealth. 

The number of draw openings during the year ending Nov. 30, 1929, was 386. 
In 1928 the number of such openings was 365; in 1927 the number reached 200, 
and in 1926 amounted to 209. 

The total expenditure during the year was $5,144.53, including repairs to draw 
fender piers. 

The total expenditure from 1912 to Nov. 30, 1929, inclusive," was $143,311.60. 

Bridge over Taunton River between Fall River and Somerset 

This bridge was placed in charge of the Massachusetts Highway Commission 
and made a State highway by the provisions of chapter 717, Acts of 1912, which 
also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good repair for travel, 
and for operating the draw and maintaining the structure shall be paid by the 
Commonwealth. 

The number of draw openings during the year ending Nov. 30, 1929, was 
1,789. In 1928 the number of such openings was 1,982; in 1927 the number 
reached 2,043; and in 1926 amounted to 1,617. 

The total expenditure during the year was $12,285.01, including strengthen- 
ing and rebuilding entire bridge floor. 

The total expenditure from 1912 to Nov. 30, 1929, inclusive, was $312,736.84. 



36 



P.D. 54 



Construction of Town and County Ways 



(Section 34, chapter 90, General Laws, as revised by section 1, chapter 112, 
Acts of 1921, and by chapter 288, Acts of 1925, and by section 6, chapter 
316, Acts of 1928.) " 

During the year the Department has contracted for work to be done in the 
towns named in the following table, which also shows the type of road, the length 
contracted for, and the allotments or contributions by the State, towns and 
counties : 



Counties and Towns Contributions 

State Town County 

Barnstable County 

Bourne .... $7,050 00 $6,000 00 

Brewster. . . . 15,000 00 7,500 00 

Dennis .... 20,000 00 10,000 00 

Harwich . . . 8,000 00 5,000 00 

Berkshire County 

Alford .... 1,000 00 500 00 

Becket .... 1,000 00 1,000 00 

Becket .... 500 00 500 00 

Cheshire . . . 3,000 00 2,700 00 

Cheshire . . . 2,000 00 1,000 00 

Clarksburg . . . 1,000 00 500 00 

Egremont ... 600 00 600 00 

Egremont . . . 600 00 600 00 

Florida .... 2,500 00 2,500 00 

Great Barrington . . 6,000 00 6,000 00 

Hancock . . . 1,000 00 500 00 

Monterey . . . 4,000 00 1,000 00 

Mount Washington . 1,500 00 500 00 

New Marlborough . 1,500 00 1,500 00 

New Marlborough . 3,000 00 2,000 00 

North Adams . . 37,000 00 37,000 00 

Otis .... 1,000 00 500 00 

Richmond . . 2,500 00 1,000 00 

Sandisfiold . . . 2,000 00 1,000 00 

Savoy .... 15,000 00 

Sheffield . . . 1,000 00 1,000 00 

Tyringham . . . 2,000 00 1,000 00 

Washington . . . 4,000 00 2,000 00 

West Stockbridge . 6,000 00 3,000 00 

Williamstown . . 2,000 00 4,000 00 

Windsor . . . 1,000 00 500 00 

Windsor . . . 1,000 00 500 00 

Bristol County 

Berkley .... 2,000 00 2,000 00 

Dighton .... 18,000 00 18,000 00 

Easton .... 2,500 00 2,500 00 

Freetown . . . 1,000 00 1,500 00 

Freetown . . . 6,000 00 2,000 00 

Norton .... 3,000 00 1,000 00 

Rehoboth . . . 6,000 00 6,000 00 

Taunton . . . 8,000 00 16,000 00 

Westport . . . 2,000 00 2,000 00 

Dukes County 

West Tisbury . . 25,000 00 2,500 00 

Essex County 

Amesbury . . . 13,000 00 19,500 00 6,500 00 

Andover . . . 57,000 00 50,000 00 50,000 00 

Beverly .... 7,500 00 15,000 00 7,500 00 

Boxford .... 12,750 00 2,250 00 7,500 00 

Boxford .... 1,500 00 1,500 00 1,500 00 

Boxford .... 1,500 00 1,500 00 1,500 00 

Danvers . . . 5,000 00 5,000 00 5,000 00 

Essex .... 19,000 00 8,600 00 28,400 00 

Georgetown . . . 23,000 00 4,000 00 13,000 00 

Haverhill . . . 9,000 00 18,000 00 9,000 00 

Lawrence . . . 3,500 00 7,000 00 3,500 00 

Lynnfield . . . 10,000 00 10,000 00 10,000 00 

Methuen . . . 4,000 00 5.000 00 4,000 00 

Middleton . , . . 3,000 00 3,000 00 3,000 00 

Newbury . . . 5,600 00 5,600 00 5,600 00 

Peabody . . . 6,250 00 12,500 00 6,250 00 

Rowley . . ... 1,000 00 1,000 00 1,000 00 

Rowley . . . . 500 00 500 00 

Salem .... 15,000 00 35,000 00 10,000 00 

Salisbury . . . 2,500 00 2,500 00 2,500 00 

Saugus .... 2,300 00 2,300 00 2,300 00 

West Newbury . . 1,000 00 1,000 00 1,000 00 



Type of Road 



$7,050 00 Bituminous macadam 

7,500 00 Bituminous concrete . 

10,000 00 Bituminous concrete . 

5,000 00 Bituminous concrete . 



Length con- 
tracted for 
(Feet) 

. 2,645 

. 7,666 

. 13,240 

. 4,425 



500 00 
1,000 00 

500 00 
2,700 00 
1,000 00 

500 00 



1,000 00 
4,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,500 00 
1,000 00 



1,000 00 
1,500 00 
1,000 00 
5,000 00 
500 00 
1,000 00 
2,000 00 
3,000 00 

500 00 
500 00 



6,000 00 
2,000 00 
6,000 00 

2,000 00 



Gravel .... 800 

Bridge and approaches - 

Gravel 500 

Bridge and approaches . - 

Gravel 1,700 

Gravel .... 7,000 

Gravel 550 

Gravel 550 

Gravel 1,500 

Gravel 2,730 

Gravel ..... 675 

Bituminous macadam . 1,750 

Gravel . . . . . 950 

Gravel . . . . . 1,300 

Gravel 4,500 

Reinforced cement concrete 

and bituminous macadam 2,600 

Gravel 550 

Gravel 1,550 

Gravel 1,200 

Hard pan .... 3,400 

Gravel 750 

Bituminous macadam . 850 

Gravel 2,200 

Gravel 2,400 

Gravel . . . . 1,717 

Gravel 629 

Gravel and hard pan . . 825 



Repairs and oiling 
Bituminous macadam 
Gravel .... 
Repairs and oiling 
Gravel .... 
Gravel .... 
Waterbound macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 



7,500 00 Bituminous concrete 



Gravel .... 
Bridge and approaches 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Gravel .... 
Gravel .... 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Reinforced concrete . 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Gravel .... 
Bridge and approaches 
Bituminous macadam 
Gravel .... 
Oiling .... 
Bituminous macadam and 
reinforced cement concrete 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Gravel 



29,700 
4,900 
1,650 

59,136 
6,100 
1,800 
3,450 
2,934 
1,500 



8,100 



17,350 

5,550 
2,650 
2,800 
2,200 
2,100 
11,772 
5,850 
3,435 
1,700 
5,100 
1,600 
3,600 

3,650 

900 

11,000 

4,518 

1,627 

1,500 

800 



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37 


Counties and Towns 




Contributions 




Type of Road Length con- 




State 


Town 


County 


tracted for 












(Feet) 


Franklin County 












Ashfield . 


. $1,500 00 


$1,500 00 


— 




1,000 


Ashfield . 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


- 


Gravel .... 


800 


Ashfield . 


5,000 00 


1,500 00 


$1,000 00 


Gravel .... 


. 2,200 


Buckland 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


862 


Buckland 


6,000 00 


5,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 3,400 


Charlemont . 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel .... 


. 1,500 


Colrain . 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel .... 


. 2,200 


Conway . 


2,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel .... 


. 2,030 


Deerfield 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 1,700 


Erving . 


500 00 


500 00 


- 


Grading and oiling 


. 1.900 


Gill .... 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel . . . 


. 1,500 


Gill .... 


3,800 00 


- 


- 


Repairs and oiling 


. 35,611 


Greenfield 


7,500 00 


7,500 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 4,630 


Hawley . . . 


1,400 00 


700 00 


700 00 


Gravel .... 


. 1,000 


Hawley . 


1,400 00 


700 00 


700 00 


Gravel .... 


. 1,050 


Heath . 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 ' 


1,000 00 


Gravel .... 


. 2,400 


Leverett 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel .... 


. 5,000 


Leyden . 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel .... 


. 1,200 


Montague 


. 18,000 00 


18,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 11,100 


New Salem 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel .... 


. 2,200 


Northfield 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 1,300 


Orange . 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel .... 


. 6,600 


Orange . 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 




2,500 


Rowe 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 




1 600 


Shelburne 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel .... 


. 1,800 


Shutesbury 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel .... 


. 1,400 


Sunderland 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1.000 00 


Gravel .... 


. 1,400 


Warwick 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 




1,500 


Warwick 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Culvert and approaches 


- 


Wendell . 


3,000 00 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel .... 


. 2,100 


Whately 


160 00 


160 00 


- 


Oiling .... 


. 2,100 


Hampden County 












Agawam 


12,000 00 


24,000 00 


12,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


9,950 


Blandford 


. 12,500 00 


2,500 00 


12,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 3,450 


Blandford 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


Oiling and bituminous mac 
adam .... 


5,250 


Brimfield 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel and tar 


3,000 


Chester . 


1,500 00 


500 00 


1,500 00 


Gravel .... 


1,108 


Chester . 


2,500 00 


500 00 


2.500 00 


Gravel .... 


1,400 


Chester . 


5,000 00 


500 00 


5,000 00 


Gravel .... 


2,950 


Chester . 


1.500 00 


- 


1,500 00 


Gravel .... 


1,150 


East Longmeadow 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


Gravel .... 


3,510 


Granville 


4,000 00 


2.000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel .... 


2,766 


Hampden 


5,600 00 


2,800 00 


5,600 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,400 


Holland . 


3,300 00 


1,000 00 


3,300 00 


Gravel .... 


2,200 


Holyoke 


27,000 00 


27,000 00 


27,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


10,567 


Ludlow . 


4,800 00 


4,800 00 


4,800 00 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


Ludlow . 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


Ludlow . 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


Gravel .... 


2,422 


Monson . 


11,000 00 


10,000 00 


11,000 00 j 


Bridge and approaches 


— 


Palmer 




9,000 00 






Montgomery 


1,000 00 


300 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel .... 


800 


Palmer 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5.000 00 


Gravel .... 


3,300 


Russell 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel .... 


2,646 


Southwick 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,350 


Wales 


1.000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel .... 


650 


Westfield 


4.000 00 


5,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel .... 


8,325 


Westfield 


27,000 00 


27,000 00 


27,000 00 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


West Springfield 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,i76 


Wilbraham 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous nfacadam 


2,770 


Hampshire County 












Belchertown . 


6,000 00 


2,000 00 


2.000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,000 


Belchertown . 


800 00 


- 


500 00 


Repairs and oiling 


15,576 


Chesterfield . 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,200 


Chesterfield . 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel . ... 


1,250 


Cummington 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


800 


Easthampton 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,700 


Enfield . 


5,600 00 


- 


500 00 


Repairs and oiling 


11,616 


Goshen . 


2,400 00 


1,200 00 


1,200 00 


Gravel 


2,198 


Granby . . . . 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,800 


Granby . 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


900 


Greenwich 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


1,155 


Hadley . 


27,000 00 


8,000 00 


8,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


20,076 


Huntington . 


750 00 


750 00 


- 


Bridge repairs . . 


- 


Huntington . 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


550 


Middlofield . 


1,000 00 


- 


500 00 


Gravel 


375 


Middlefield . 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 




700 


Middlefield . 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


500 


Northampton 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


5,750 


Pelham . 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


1,500 


South Hadley 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,050 


Westhampton 


1,500 00 


750 00 


750 00 


Gravel 


1,300 


Worthington . 


3,000 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 




950 


Middlesex County 












Acton . 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 




2,100 


Acton . 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 




1,425 



38 

Counties and Towns 



State 



Middlesex 
Ashby 
Ashland . 
Ashland . 
Bedford . 
Billerica . 
Boxborough 
Boxborough 
Boxborough 
Burlington 
Burlington 
Burlington 
Carlisle . 
Carlisle . 
Chelmsford 
Chelmsford 
Chelmsford 
Concord 
Concord 
Dracut . 
Dracut . 
Dunstable 
Dunstable 
Framingham 
Framingham 

Groton . 

Groton . 

Holliston 

Holliston 

Holliston 

Hopkinton 

Hopkinton 



County — Continued 
$1,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
750 00 
6,000 00 
2.000 00 
3,000 00 
2,000 00 
8,000 00 
3,000 00 
1,000 00 
2,500 00 
12,500 00 
450 00 
1,000 00 
3,000 00 
1,750 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,750 00 

1,000 00 
7,000 00 
1,500 00 
1,000 00 
3,500 00 
2,000 00 
4,000 00 



Hudson . 

Lexington 

LexiDgton 

Lincoln . 

Littleton 

Littleton 

Littleton 

Lowell 

Marlborough 

Marlborough 

Maynard 

Natick . 

Newton _. 

North Reading 

North Reading 

Pepperell 

Pepperell 

Sherborn 

Sherborn 

Stoneham 

Stoneham 

Stow 

Sudbury 

Sudbury 

Tewksbury 

Tewksbury 



Townsend 

Townsend 

Tyngsborough 

Tvngsborough 

Wakefield 

Wakefield 

Watertown 

Wayland 

Wayland 

Westford 

Westford 

Westford 

Westford 

Weston . 

Wilmington 

Wilmington 

Winchester 

Woburn . 



Nantucket County 
Nantucket 

Norfolk County 
Avon 

Beilingham 
Bellingham . 
Canton . 



15,000 00 
2,200 00 

13,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,600 00 
2,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,500 00 
8,000 00 
4,000 00 
2,600 00 
3,500 00 

12,500 00 
3,300 00 
1,700 00 
4,000 00 

18,000 00 
2,000 00 

10,000 00 

12,000 00 

10,000 00 
2,500 00 
3,650 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 

9,250 00 
1,000 00 
1,500 00 
4,000 00 
800 00 
6,000 00 

20,000 00 
2,000 00 
6,000 00 
4,000 00 
2,500 00 
5,000 00 
4,000 00 

12,000 00 

750 00 

4,000 00 

12,000 00 
3,500 00 



10,000 00 



9,000 00 

2,650 00 

10,000 00 

6,000 00 



Contributions 
Town 



$500 00 

2,000 00 

2,000 00 

2,000 00 

2,000 00 

500 00 

500 00 

750 00 

3,000 00 

2,000 00 

3,000 00 

1,000 00 

4,000 00 

3,000 00 

1,000 00 

2,500 00 

25,000 00 

900 00 

1,000 00 

3,000 00 

1,750 00 

1,000 00 

4,000 00 

5,500 00 

1,000 00 
7,000 00 
1,500 00 
1,000 00 
3,500 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 

15.000 00 
2,200 00 

13,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,600 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
3.000 00 
8,000 00 
4,000 00 
2,600 00 
3,500 00 

25,000 00 
3,300 00 
1,700 00 
4,000 00 

18,000 00 
2,000 00 
5,000 00 

12,000 00 

10,000 00 
2,500 00 
4,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 

3,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,500 00 
2,000 00 
800 00 
6,000 00 

20,000 00 
4,000 00 
6,000 00 
4,000 00 
2,500 00 
5,000 00 
4,000 00 

12,000 00 

750 00 

2,000 00 

12,000 00 
7,000 00 



10,000 00 



9,000 00 
1,325 00 
5,000 00 
6,000 00 



County 



$1,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
750 00 
6,000 00 
1,000 00 
3,000 00 
2,000 00 
8,000 00 
3,000 00 
1,000 00 
2,500 00 

12,500 00 
450 00 
1,000 00 
3,000 00 
1,750 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,750 00 

1,000 00 
7,000 00 
1,500 00 
1,000 00 
3,500 00 
2,000 00 
4,000 00 

15,000 00 
2,200 00 

13,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,600 00 
2,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,500 00 
8,000 00 
4,000 00 
2,600 00 
3,500 00 

12,500 00 
3,300 00 
1,700 00 
4,000 00 

18,000 00 
2,000 00 

10,000 00 

12,000 00 

10,000 00 
2,500 00 
4,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 

9,250 00 
1,000 00 
1,500 00 
4.000 00 
800 00 
6,000 00 

20,000 00 
2,000 00 
6,000 00 
4,000 00 
2,500 00 
5,000 00 
4,000 00 

12,000 00 

750 00 

4,000 00 

12,000 00 
3,500 00 



9,000 00 
1,325 00 
5,000 00 
6,000 00 



Type of Road 



P.D. 54 

Length con- 
tracted for 
(Feet) 



Repairs and oiling 

Repairs and oiling 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel . 

Gravel . 

Gravel . 

Repairs and oiling 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel . 

Gravel . 

Gravel . 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel ... 

Bridge and approaches 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel . 

Gravel . 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel . 

Bridge and approaches 

Bituminous macadam and 

bituminous concrete 
Repairs and oiling 
Bituminous macadam 
Repairs and oiling 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Repairs and oiling 
Gravel and bituminous mac 

adam . 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Repairs and oiling 
Repairs and oiling 
Gravel . 
Gravel . 

Bituminous macadam 
Reinforced cement concrete 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Gravel .... 
Bridge and approaches 
Bituminous macadam 
Repairs and oiling 
Repairs and oiling 
Gravel .... 
Repairs and oiling 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Repairs and oiling 
Repairs and oiling 
Grave] .... 
Repairs and oiling 
Repairs and oiling and bitu 

minous macadam 
Gravel . 

Repairs and oiling 
Repairs and oiling 
Gravel . 

Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Reinforced cement concrete 
Repairs and oiling 
Bituminous macadam 
Gravel . 

Gravel . . _ . 
Repairs and oiling 
Gravel . 

Bituminous macadam 
Repairs and oiling 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 



Bituminous concrete 



Bituminous macadam 
Repairs and oiling 
Gravel . 
Bituminous macadam 



4,754 



3,699 

23,700 

4,930 

800 



P.D. 54 














39 


Counties and Towns 


Contributions 




Type of Road Length con- 


State 


Town 


County 


tracted for 










(Feet) 


Norfolk County — Continued 










Canton .... $300 00 


$300 00 


$300 00 


Gravel .... 


348 


Canton . 






. 10,000 00 


20,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,285 


Foxborough 






9,999 00 


9,999 00 


9,999 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 5,100 


Franklin 






6,000 00 


6,000 00 


6,000 00 


Gravel .... 


. 6,150 


Holbrook 






. 14,000 00 


14,000 00 


14,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 5,220 


Medfield 






. 10,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 3,300 


Medway 






. 24,150 00 


10,950 00 


11,700 00 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


Medway 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel .... 


. 2,400 


Millis 






. 12,000 00 


12,000 00 


12,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 5,650 


Needham 






7,500 00 


15,000 00 


7,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 3,900 


Norfolk . 






6,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel .... 


. 4,900 


Norfolk . 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 21,648 


Randolph 






10,000 00 


7,500 00 


7,500 00 


Gravel .... 


. 5,202 


Sharon . 






800 00 


800 00 


800 00 


Gravel .... 


750 


Sharon . 






5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Gravel .... 


. 3,800 


Wellesley 






. 12,500 00 


25,000 00 


12,500 00 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


Westwood 






3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 2,450 


Plymouth County 










Carver .... 4,000 00 


2,000 00 


— 


Bituminous concrete . 


. 3,417 


Duxbury 




9,100 00 


8,000 00 


6,000 00 


Bituminous concrete . 


5,935 


East Bridgewater 




23,000 00 


46,000 00 


- 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


Hanson . 




6,000 00 


3,000 00 


3.000 00 


Bituminous concrete . 


. 2,650 


Hingham 




17,000 00 


17,000 00 


17,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


7,703 


Kingston 




11.500 00 


7,500 00 


11,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


6,200 


I.akeville 




10,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,910 


Lakeville 




1,000 00 


2,000 00 


- 


Gravel .... 


2,900 


Pembroke 




25,000 00 


10,000 00 


20,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


10,858 


Plympton 




3,500 00 


1,000 00 


2,500 00 


Gravel .... 


5,600 


Worcester Count i/ 










Athol .... 9,500 00 


9,500 00 


9,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,224 


Athol 






2,100 00 


800 00 


800 00 


Bituminous macadam 


571 


Berlin 






5,500 00 


3,500 00 


5,500 00 


Gravel .... 


3,100 


Berlin 






2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


36,432 


Blackstone 






2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,400 


Bolton 






25,450 00 


4,100 00 


16,450 00 


Bituminous macadam 


6,194 


Boylston 






32,750 00 


1,500 00 


24,750 00 


Bituminous macadam 


8,960 


Brook field 






2,000 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel .... 


2,800 


Clinton . 






10,000 00 


20,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


6,750 


Dana 






2,500 00 


1,000 00 


2,500 00 


Gravel 


1,600 


Dudley . 






800 00 


800 00 


- 


Repairs and oiling 


13,522 


Gardner . 






12,500 00 


25,000 00 


12,500 00 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


Gardner . 






5,500 00 


11,000 00 


5,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,550 


Hardwick 






3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,494 


Holden 






5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,525 


Hubbardston 




1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


42,240 


Hubbardston 




2.000 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


3,200 


Lancaster 




10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


5,350 


Leicester 






4,500 00 


5,000 00 


4,500 00 


Gravel . 


2,900 


Lunenburg 






500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Repairs and oiling 


6,525 


Lunenburg 






500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Repairs and oiling 


3,696 


Lunenburg 






9,500 00 


5,500 00 


9,500 00 


Gravel 


8,100 


Mendon . 






600 00 


300 00 


600 00 


Repairs and oiling 


16,484 


Mendon . 






2,160 00 


1,000 00 


2,160 00 


Gravel 


2,000 


Milford . 






10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,297 


Millville 






3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


2,300 


New Braintree 




2,000 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


1,675 


New Braintree 




400 00 


400 00 


400 00 


Gravel 


4,846 


Oakham 




3,000 00 


1,900 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


2,500 


Oxford . 






20,148 52 


25,000 00 


25,000 00 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


Paxton . 






500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


600 


Paxton . 






1,200 00 


600 00 


1,200 00 


Bridge 


- 


Petersham 






5,000 00 


3,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bridge and approaches 


1,500 


Phillipston 






9,000 00 


2,000 00 


9,000 00 


Gravel 


3,555 


Princeton 






900 00 


400 00 


900 00 


Repairs and oiling 


22,704 


Princeton 






4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel 


2,350 


Princeton 






400 00 


- 


110 00 


Repairs and oiling 


4,300 


Royalston 






6,000 00 


3,000 00 


6,000 00 


Gravel 


3,100 


Rutland . 






4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel 


24,575 


Southborough 






3,100 00 


3,100 00 


3,100 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,100 


Spencer . 
Sterling . 
Sterling . 
Sutton . 
Sutton 
Templeton 
Warren . 






5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Gravel and tar . 


4,200 






1,550 00 


500 00 


1,550 00 


Repairs and oiling 


25,872 






6,000 00 


3,000 00 


6,000 00 


Bridge and approaches 


- 






6,000 00 


3,000 00 


6,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


5.600 






250 00 
2,000 00 


2,000 00 


250 00 
2,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 
Repairs and oiling 


1,300 
14,256 






3,300 00 


3,300 00 


3,300 00 


Gravel ..... 


3,000 


West Boylston 




2,500 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


Gravel and tar 


1,947 


West Brookfield . 




2.000 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel ..... 


1,300 


Westborough 
Westborough 




10,000 00 


10.000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


5,134 




10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,500 


Westminster . 
Westminster . 
Westminster . 




B 


1,800 00 

2,000 00 

250 00 


1,000 00 


1,800 00 

2,000 00 

610 00 


Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 


16,896 
1,550 
5,380 



40 P.D. 54 

Expenditures for Construction of Town and County Ways 
The expenditures during the year in various Counties were: — 

Barnstable, $71,149.09 Hampshire, $108,996.53 

Berkshire, $137,077.63 Middlesex, $398,490.61 

Bristol, $52,223.76 Nantucket, $12,279.78 

Dukes, $23,770.83 Norfolk, $187,311.39 

Essex, $268,137.15 Plymouth, $148,767.25 

Franklin, $124,257.94 Worcester, $343,568.20 

Hampden, $173,055.75 Total, $2,049,085.91 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow : — 

Barnstable County. — Bourne, $8,524.39; Brewster, $18,466.00; Dennis, $31,- 
887.02; Harwich, $12,271.68. 

Berkshire County. — Alford, $1,227.98; Becket, $5,912.36; Cheshire, $5,271.21; 
Clarksburg, $1,227.60; Egremont, $1,473.57; Florida, $3,069.76; Great Barring- 
ton, $7,330.53; Hancock, $7,055.14; Hinsdale, $184.20; Monterey, $5,454.79; 
Mt. Washington, $1,841.97; New Marlboro, $5,076.80; No. Adams, $27,525.49; 
Otis, $7,343.10; Peru, $11,062.29; Richmond, $3,068.99; Sandisfield, $2,455.96; 
Savoy, $19,584.25; Sheffield, $1,227.98; Tyringham, $2,455.86; Washington, 
$4,911.91; West Stockbridge, $7,367.87; Williamstown, $2,492.06; Windsor, $2,- 
455.96. 

Bristol Co unty. — Berkley, $3,071.01; Dartmouth, $1,976.05; Dighton, $20,- 
500.67; Easton, $2,192.41; Freetown, $8,741.50; Norton, $3,683.93; Rehoboth, 
$7,229.38; Taunton, $2,372.85; Westport, $2,455.96. 

Dukes County. — West Tisbury, $23,770.83. 

Essex County. — Amesbury, $11,921.10; Andover, $51,660.59; Beverly, $12,- 
122.21; Boxford, $14,915.87; Danvers, $5,093.54; Essex, $49,969.42; George- 
town, $33,401.30; Hamilton, $1,187.53; Haverhill, $9,644.01; Lawrence, $3,- 
899.11; Lynnfield, $18,661.50; Methuen, $6,802.S6; Middleton, $3,683.93; 
Newbury, $6,181.86; Peabody, $10,039.34; Rowley, $1,841.97; Salem, $18.- 
417.35; Salisbury, $2,397.76; Saugus, $2,957.29; West Newbury, $3,338.61. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $20,414.55; Buckland, $8,595.85; Charlemont, 
$2,455.96; Colrain, $4,519.48; Conway, $3,246.33; Deerfield, $4,911.91; Erving, 
$613.99; Gill, $7,122.27; Greenfield, $8,441.80; Hawley, $3,438.34; Heath, $2,- 
455.96; Leverett, $1,227.98; Leyden, $2,455.96; Montague, $18,398.15; New 
Salem, $2,455.96; Northfield, $2,455.96; Orange, $6,199.29; Rowe, $2,455.96; 
Shelburne, $2,455.96; Shutesbury, $2,455.96; Sunderland, $2,445.96; Warwick, 
$11,144.89; Wendell, $3,683.93; Whately, $195.54. 

Hampden County. — Agawam, $8,938.21; Blandford, $16,773.43; Brimfield, 
$5,353.37; Chester, $12,832.94; East Longmeadow, $3,067.43; Granville, $4,- 
911.91; Hampden, $6,876.68; Holland, $3,522.99; Holyoke, $15,603.83; Ludlow, 
$10,218.45; Monson, $9,207.69; Montgomery, $1,227.95; Palmer, $19,056.92; 
Russell, $3,683.93; Southwick, $3,069.94; Tolland, $3,687.02; Wales, $1,227.98; 
West Springfield, $13,023.48; Westfield, $25,901.00; Wilbraham, $4,870.60. 

Hampshire County. — Belchertown, $8,349.94; Chesterfield, $5,277.13; Cum- 
mington, $1,906.55; Easthampton, $4,898.18; Enfield, $7,360.34; Goshen, $5,- 
391.36; Granby, $7,367.87; Greenwich, $1,227.98; Hadley, $35,580.77; Hunting- 
ton, $1,764.12; Middlefield, $5,076.96; Northampton, $6,139.89; Pelham, $1,- 
227.97; Plainfield, $7,650.66; So. Hadley, $1,820.82; Westhampton, $1,841.97; 
Williamsburg, $207.00; Worthington, $5,907.02. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $2,789.71; Ashby, $1,227.98; Ashland, $4,905.35; 
Bedford, $2,455.96; Billerica, $8,434.47; Boxborough, $3,559.86; Burlington, 
$12,934.33; Carlisle, $13,747.98; Chelmsford, $7,980.31; Concord, $13,171.55; 
Dracut, $4,823.80; Dunstable, $4,604.92; Framingham, $5,831.67; Groton, $8,- 
850.27; Holliston, $5,964.17; Hopkinton, $7,367.87; Hudson, $18,038.5&; Lex- 
ington, $17,175.87; Lincoln, $1,227.98; Littleton, $5,648.70; Lowell, $11,114.45; 
Maiden, $952.97; Marlborough, $13,857.10; Maynard, $7,496.12; Medford, 
$925.71; Natick, $4,268.73; Newton, $14,567.43; No. Reading, $6,047.79; Pep- 
perell, $19,444.16; Sherborn, $14,735.74; Stoneham, $21,853.52; Stow, $3,069.94; 
Sudbury, $5,710.10; Tewksbury, $2,455.96; Townsend, $8,950.60; Tyngsborough, 



P.D. 54 41 

$6,753.88; Wakefield, $6,446.70; Waltham, $3,708.15; Watertown, $21,279.63; 
Wayland, $8,603.32; Westford, $18,268.47; Weston, $13,940.95; Wilmington, 
$16,163.30; Winchester, $13,507.76; Woburn, $3,626.80. 

Nantucket County. — Nantucket, $12,279.78. 

Norfolk County. — Avon, $8,090.30; Bellingham, $12,476.65; Canton, $21,- 
220.99; Dedham, $23,306.90; Foxborough, $11,245.03; Franklin, $1,549.86; 
Holbrook, $12,558.47; Medfield, $11,615.92; Medway, $24,308.79; Millis, $12,- 
665.20; Milton, $1,097.22; Needham, $5,419.58; Norfolk, $4,282.57; Randolph, 
$11,146.66; Sharon, $8,159.99; Wellesley, $14,567.43; Westwood, $3,599.83. 

Plymouth County. — Carver, $4,780.52; Duxbury, $12,851.18; East Bridge- 
water, $28,243.50; Hanson, $10,050.52; Hingham, $11,232.48; Kingston, $17,- 
437.08; Lakeville, $12,603.87; Mattapoisett, $3,460.05; Pembroke, $36,873.57; 
Plympton, $4,297.54; Rochester, $6,936.94. 

Worcester County. — Athol, $10,188.57; Berlin, $12,803.34; Blackstone, $2,- 
790.32; Bolton, $31,765.44; Boylston, $33,417.60; Brookfield, $2,455.96; Clinton, 
$9,781.68; Dana, $3,069.54; Dudley, $805.71; Gardner, $18,729.90; Hardwick, 
$5,054.73; Holden, $6,205.99; Hubbardston, $3,683.58; Lancaster, $12,427.10; 
Leicester, 83,966.12; Lunenberg, $9,550.40; Mendon, $2,571.88; Milford, $9,- 
402.26; Millville, $4,851.48; New Braintree, $2,392.95; Oakham, $2,719.45; 
Oxford, $21,630.97; Paxton, $2,087.56; Petersham, $6,162.78; Phillipston, $9,- 
237.13; Princeton, $13,058.32; Royalston, $7,003.61; Rutland, $4,911.91; South- 
borough, $3,852.79; Spencer, $5,812.28; Sterling, $7,343.82; Sutton, $20,530.13; 
Templeton, $2,455.96; Upton, $8,756.89; Warren, $3,415.28; West Boylston, 
$3,276.05; West Brookfield, $1,781.88; Westborough, $13,443.38; Westminster, 
$20,173.46. 

Repair and Improvement of Public Ways, Exclusive of State Highways, 

in Certain Towns 

(Sections 26 to 29 and 31 of chapter 81, General Laws, as amended with refer- 
ence to section 26 by section 1 of chapter 120, Acts of 1922, and by chapter 
315, Acts of 1926.) 

During the year the Department contracted for work to be done in the towns 
named in the following table, which also shows the road mileage in the towns and 
the allotments or contributions by the State and towns: — 

Miles 
of Allotments 

Counties and Towns Road State Town 

Barnstable County: 

Brewster 40 $4,000 00 $4,000 00 

Dennis 80 8,000 00 8,000 00 

Eastham 41 4,100 00 3,075 00 

Mashpee 27 2,700 00 2,025 00 

Sandwich 67 6,700 00 5,025 00 

Truro 27 2,700 00 2,025 00 

Wellfleet 35 3,500 00 3,500 00 

Berkshire County: 

Alford 20 2,000 00 800 00 

Becket 58 5,800 00 2,320 00 

Cheshire 42 4,200 00 4,200 00 

Egremont 31 3,100 00 2,325 00 

Florida 42 4,200 00 3,150 00 

Hancock 30 3,000 00 1,500 00 

Hinsdale 35 3,500 00 2,625 00 

Lanesborough 39 3,900 00 2,925 00 

Monterey 53 5,300 00 2,120 00 

Mount Washington 20 2,000 00 500 00 

New Ashford 9 900 00 360 00 

New Marlborough . 85 8,500 00 3,400 00 

Otis 48 4,800 00 1,200 00 

Peru 37 3,700 00 555 00 



42 P.D. 54 

Miles 
of 

Counties and Towns Road 

Berkshire County — Con. 

Richmond .34 

Sandisfield 79 

Savoy 56 

Sheffield 77 

Tyringham 25 

Washington . 51 

West Stockbridge 36 

Windsor 66 

Bristol County: 

Berkley 42 

Freetown 47 

Norton 57 

Raynham 45 

Rehoboth 109 

Dukes County: 

Chilmark . 14 

West Tisbury 12 

Essex County: 

Boxford 52 

Essex 21 

Georgetown 34 

Groveland 30 

Merrimac 31 

Middleton 30 

Newbury 36 

Rowley 31 

Topsfield 38 

West Newbury 37 

Franklin County: 

Ashfield 82 

Bernardston 41 

Buckland 45 

Charlemont 50 

Colrain 84 

Conway 76 

Gill 36 

Hawley 49 

Heath 54 

Leverett 38 

Leyden 41 

Monroe 18 

Northfield 68 

New Salem 64 

Rowe 41 

Shelburne 48 

Shutesbury 40 

Sunderland 34 

Warwick 55 

Wendell 48 

Hampden County: 

Blandford 83 

Brimfield 60 

Chester 66 

Granville 73 

Hampden 34 

Holland . 30 

Montgomery 27 



Allotments 


State 


Town 


$3,400 00 


$1,700 00 


7,900 00 


1,185 00 


5,600 00 


840 00 


7,700 00 


3,850 00 


2,500 00 


1,250 00 


5,100 00 


765 00 


3,600 00 


2,700 00 


6,600 00 


990 00 


4,200 00 


2,100 00 


4,700 00 


4,700 00 


5,700 00 


7,125 00 


4,500 00 


4,500 00 


10,900 00 


5,450 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,200 00 


1,800 00 


5,200 00 


2,600 00 


2,100 00 


3,150 00 


3,400 00 


4,250 00 


3,000 00 


4,500 00 


3,100 00 


4,650 00 


3,000 00 


3,750 00 


3,600 00 


5,400 00 


3,100 00 


3,875 00 


3,800 00 


5,700 00 


3,700 00 


2,775 00 


8,200 00 


3,280 00 


4,100 00 


2,050 00 


4,500 00 


6,750 00 


5,000 00 


3,750 00 


8,400 00 


4,200 00 


7,600 00 


1,900 00 


3,600 00 


2,700 00 


4,900 00 


735 00 


5,400 00 


810 00 


3,800 00 


1,520 00 


4,100 00 


615 00 


1,800 00 


2,700 00 


6,800 00 


5,100 00 


6,400 00 


1,600 00 


4,100 00 


2,050 00 


4,800 00 


6,000 00 


4,000 00 


1,000 00 


3,400 00 


3,400 00 


5,500 00 


1,375 00 


4,800 00 


2,400 00 


8,300 00 


2,075 00 


6,000 00 


3,000 00 


6,600 00 


4,950 00 


7,300 00 


1,825 00 


3,400 00 


1,700 00 


3,000 00 


450 00 


2,700 00 


675 00 



P.D. 54 



43 



Counties and Towns 



Hampden County — 

Southwick 

Tolland . 

Wales 

Wilbraham 
Hampshire County: 

Belchertown . 

Chesterfield 

Cummington 

Enfield . 

Goshen 

Hadley 

Granby 

Greenwich 

Huntington 

Hatfield . 

Middlefield . 

Pelham 

Plainfield 

Prescott 

Southampton 

Westhampton 

Williamsburg 

Worthington 
Middlesex County: 

Acton 

Ashby 

Ashland . 

Bedford . 

Boxborough 

Burlington 

Carlisle 

Dunstable 

Holliston 

Hopkinton 

Lincoln 

Littleton 

North Reading 

Pepperell 

Sherborn 

Shirley 

Stow 

Sudbury . 

Tewksbury 

Townsend 

Tyngsborough 
Norfolk County: 

Bellingham 

Medfield 

Medway . 

Millis 

Norfolk 

Plainville 

Wrentham 
Plymouth County 

Carver 

Halifax 

Hanson 



Con. 



Miles 
of 


Allotments 


Road 


State 


Town 


50 


$5,000 00 


$3,750 00 


41 


3,050 00 


615 00 


25 


2,500 00 


1,250 00 


43 


4,300 00 


6,450 00 


115 


11,500 00 


4,600 00 


59 


5,900 00 


885 00 


49 


4,900 00 


1,225 00 


37 


3,700 00 


1,480 00 


28 


2,800 00 


1,120 00 


58 


5,800 00 


7,250 00 


48 


4,800 00 


2,400 00 


39 


3,900 00 


975 00 


39 


3,900 00 


3,900 00 


47 


4,700 00 


7,050 00 


38 


3,800 00 


570 00 


40 


4,000 00 


1,600 00 


49 


4,900 00 


735 00 


39 


3,900 00 


585 00 


56 


5,600 00 


2,240 00 


50 


5,000 00 


750 00 


43 


4,300 00 


4,300 00 


73 


7,300 00 


1,095 00 


58 


5,800 00 


7,250 00 


57 


5,700 00 


2,850 00 


38 


3,800 00 


5,700 00 


36 


3,600 00 


5,400 00 


23 


2,300 00 


920 00 


32 


3,200 00 


4,800 00 


43 


4,300 00 


1,720 00 


36 


3,600 00 


900 00 


50 


5,000 00 


7,500 00 


66 


6,600 00 


6,600 00 


40 


4,000 00 


6,000 00 


42 


4,200 00 


5,250 00 


29 


2,900 00 


4,350 00 


68 


6,800 00 


8,500 00 


42 


4,200 00 


4,200 00 


46 


4,600 00 


5,750 00 


45 


4,500 00 


3,375 00 


61 


6,100 00 


6,100 00 


55 


5,500 00 


8,250 00 


70 


7,000 00 


5,250 00 


41 


4,100 00 


3,075 00 


42 


4,200 00 


6,300 00 


40 


4,000 00 


6,000 00 


44 


4,400 00 


6,600 00 


38 


3,800 00 


5,700 00 


40 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


34 


3,400 00 


4,250 00 


46 


4,600 00 


6,900 00 


67 


6,700 00 


6,700 00 


33 


3,300 00 


3,300 00 


36 


3,600 00 


5,400 00 



44 P.D. 54 

Miles 
of Allotments 

Counties and Towns Road State Town 

Plymouth County — Con. 

Lakeville 45 $4,500 00 $3,375 00 

Norwell 47 4,700 00 4,700 00 

Pembroke 47 4,700 00 5,875 00 

Plympton 30 3,000 00 1,500 00 

Rochester 49 4,900 00 3,675 00 

West Bridgewater 39 3,900 00 5,850 00 

Worcester County: 

Ashburnham 77 7,700 00 5,775 00 

Berlin 39 3,900 00 2,925 00 

Bolton 53 5,300 00 2,650 00 

Boylston 40 4,000 00 2,000 00 

Brookfield 36 3,600 00 3,600 00 

Charlton 107 10,700 00 5,350 00 

Dana 43 4,300 00 1,720 00 

Douglas 70 7,000 00 5,250 00 

East Brookfield 19 1,900 00 2,375 00 

Harvard 56 5,600 00 5,600 00 

Hardwick 86 8,600 00 8,600 00 

Holden 76 7,600 00 9,500 00 

Hubbardston 75 7,500 00 1,875 00 

Lancaster 59 5,900 00 7,375 00 

Lunenberg 66 6,600 00 4,950 00 

Mendon .36 3,600 00 2,700 00 

New Braintree 49 4,900 00 1,225 00 

North Brookfield 69 6,900 00 6,900 00 

Northborough 47 4,700 00 4,700 00 

Oakham 45 4,500 00 1,125 00 

Oxford 63 6,300 00 7,875 00 

Paxton 29 2,900 00 2,175 00 

Petersham 71 7,100 00 5,325 00 

Phillipston 41 4,100 00 1,025 00 

Princeton 72 7,200 00 2,880 00 

Royalston 68 6,800 00 2,720 00 

Rutland 68 6,800 00 3,400 00 

Southborough 48 4,800 00 7,200 00 

Sterling 72 7,200 00 5,400 00 

Sturbridge ........ 74 7,400 00 2,960 00 

Sutton 84 8,400 00 4,200 00 

Templeton 64 6,400 00 8,000 00 

Upton 60 6,000 00 4,500 00 

West Boylston 35 3,500 00 4,375 00 

West Brookfield 53 5,300 00 3,975 00 

Westminster 77 7,700 00 3,850 00 

Expenditures for Repair and Improvement of Public Ways 
The expenditures during the year in various counties were: — 

Barnstable, $33,992.20 Hampden, $63,247.62 

Berkshire, $129,039.92 Hampshire, $101,376.38 

Bristol, $32,941.13 Middlesex, $103,050.88 

Dukes, $2,578.97 Norfolk, $30,740.17 

Essex, $37,201.52 Plymouth, $43,106.94 

Franklin, $108,099.31 Worcester, $233,548.13 

Total, $918,923.17 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Brewster, $4,501.95; Dennis, $8,290.19; Eastham, $4,- 
259.82; Harwich, $329.41; Mashpee, $2,942.61; Sandwich, $7,576.41; Truro, $2,- 
741.96; Wellfleet, $3,184.31; Yarmouth, $165.54. 



P.D. 54 45 

Berkshire County. — Alford, $2,196.07; Becket, $8,338.92; Cheshire, $5,122.- 
73; Egremont, $4,538.78; Florida, $8,839.94; Hancock, $2,052.95; Hinsdale, $4,- 
311.40; Lanesborough, $5,007.19; Monterey, $6,799.70; Mount Washington, $2,- 
676.13; New Ashford, $964.72; New Marlborough, $10,434.84; Otis, $6,987.95; 
Peru, $4,922.01; Richmond, $3,922.88; Sandisfield, $8,674.51; Savoy, $6,129.17; 
Sheffield, $14,902.69; Tyringham, $2,924.99; Washington, $6,401.13; West 
Stockbridge, $4,741.66; Windsor, $8,149.56. 

Bristol County. — Berkley, $4,611.76; Freetown, $5,160.78; Norton, $6,258.81; 
Raynjiam, $4,941.17; Rehoboth, $11,968.61. 

Dukes County. — Chilmark, $1,480.94; West Tisbury, $1,098.03. 

Essex County. — Boxford, $5,709.80; Essex, $2,239.99; Georgetown, $3,733.33; 
Groveland, 83,294.12; Merrimac, $3,403.91; Middleton, $3,294.12; Newbury, 
$3,887.05; Rowley, $3,403.91; Topsfield, $4,172.55; West Newbury, $4,062.74. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $9,525.48; Bernardston, $4,501.96; Buckland, 
$4,941.17; Charlemont, $5,709.80; Colrain, $8,894.11; Conway, $7,025.05; Gill, 
$3,074.51; Hawley, $5,325.49; Heath, $5,325.49; Leverett, $4,172.55; Leyden, 
$4,501.96; Monroe, $1,976.47; New Salem, $7,027.38; Northfield, $6,862.74; 
Rowe, $4,447.05; Shelburne, $5,599.99; Shutesbury, $4,392.16; Sunderland, $3,- 
541.06; Warwick, $6,039.21; Wendell, $5,215.68.. 

Hampden County. — Blandford, $11,506.35; Brimfield, $6,527.39; Chester, 
$10,397.47; Granville, $8,043.13; Hampden, $3,733.33; Holland, $3,242.03; 
Montgomerv, $2,986.91; Southwick, $5,517.64; Tolland, $3,820.96; Wales, $2,- 
750.85; Wiihraham, $4,721.56. 

Hampshire Coun ty. — Belchertown, $12,352.93; Chesterfield, $6,588.23; Cum- 
mington, $5,407.83; Enfield, $3,870.59; Goshen, $3,129.41; Granby, $5,270.58; 
Greenwich, $4,282,35; Hadley, $6,286.27; Hatfield, $5,023.53; Huntington, $5,- 
073.29; Middlefield, $4,835.34; Pelham, $4,392.16; Plainfield, $5,380.39; Pres- 
cott, $4,117.64; Southampton, $6,148.80; Westhampton, $5,215.68; Williams- 
burg, $4,776.23; Worthington, $9,225.13. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $6,368.62; Ashbv, $6,258.81; Ashland, $4,172.55; 
Bedford, $3,952.94; Boxborough, $1,592.15; Burlington, $3,513.72; Carlisle, $4,- 
721.56; Dunstable, $3,952.94; Holliston, $5,490.19; Hopkinton, $7,247.05; Lin- 
coln, $4,392.15; Littleton, $4,611.76; No. Reading, $3,184.32; Pepperell, $5,- 
929.41; Sherborn, $4,611.76; Shirlev, $5,050.98; Stow, $4,941.17; Sudbury, $5,- 
490.19; Tewksbury, $6,039.21; Townsend, $7,686.27; Tvngsborough, $3,843.13. 

Norfolk County. — Bellineham, $4,611.76; Medfield, $4,392.16; Medway, $4,- 
387.24; Millis, $4,172.55; Norfolk, $4,392.16; Plainville, $3,733.33; Wrentham, 
$5,050.97. 

Plymouth County. — Carver, $7,981.70; Halifax, $3,593.63; Hanson, $4,188.21; 
Lakeville, $4,719.27; Norwell, $4,174.47; Pembroke, $5,418.46; Plympton, $3,- 
257.52; Rochester, $5,353.32; West Bridgewater, $4,483.36. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $8,454.90; Berlin, $3,680.91; Bolton, $5,- 
819.61; Bovlston, $4,392.16; Brookfield, $3,339.79; Charlton, $12,314.94; Dana, 
$4,940.34; Douglas, $7,686.26; feast Brookfield, $2,034.68; Hardwick, $9,443.12; 
Harvard, $6,149.01; Holden, $7,994.24; Hubbardston, $8,235.29; Lancaster, $6,- 
47S.42; Lunenburg, $7,247.06; Mendon, $3,507.18; New Braintree, $5,380.39; 
No. Brookfield, $8,235.78; Northboro, $5,160.78; Oakham, $4,941.17; Oxford, 
$6,917.64; Paxton, $3,318.38; Petersham, $7,790.80; Phillipston, $4,501.96; 
Princeton, $7,905.88; Rovalston, $7,466.66; Rutland, $7,879.62; Southboro, $5,- 
270.58; Sterling, $7,905.87; Sturbridge, $8,374.23; Sutton, $9,223.53; Templeton, 
$6,250.55; Upton, $6,701.84; West Boylston, $4,002.36; West Brookfield, $5,- 
996.50; Westminster, $8,605.70. 



Contracts for the Construction of State Highways in Anticipation 

of an Appropriation 



In November, 1929, preparations were made for advertising contracts under 
the provisions of section 27, chapter 29, General Laws, as amended by chapter 
387, Acts of 1923, for work to be done in various localities, preliminary to the 
making of contracts involving the expenditure by the Commonwealth of not ex- 
ceeding $1,633,750.00, this amount being twenty-five per cent of the appropria- 



46 P.D. 54 

tion of $6,535,000.00 for the fiscal year ending Nov. 30, 1928. The making of 
these contracts as aforesaid was approved by the Governor and Council Nov 6 
1929. ' ' 

Regulation of Traffic on Highways during the Winter of 1928-1929 
As provided in section 30, chapter 85, General Laws, as amended by chapter 
526, Acts of 1922, and by chapters 180 and 342, Acts of 1925, regulations were 
adopted on Jan. 30, 1929, and public notice thereof given, providing that no per- 
son shall drive, operate or move any vehicle or object which with its load weighs 
more than ten thousand pounds over certain State highways without a permit 
therefor during the season. The regulations were in effect in the following 
counties during the periods stated : — 

Barnstable County, Feb. 18 to Mar. 26, 1929. 

Bristol County, Feb. 18 to Apr. 9, 1929. 

Norfolk County, Feb. 18 to Apr. 9, 1929. 

Plymouth County, Feb. 25 to Mar. 26, 1929. 

Hampden County, Feb. 25 to Apr. 9, 1929. 

Essex County, Mar. 1 to Apr. 9, 1929. 

Middlesex County, Mar. 1 to Apr. 9, 1929. 

Worcester County, Mar. 1 to Apr. 9, 1929, for Route 20 and roads to the south 

thereof; and to Apr. 23, 1929, for balance of roads in said county. 
Hampshire County, Mar. 4 to Apr. 22, 1929. 
Berkshire County, Mar. 4 to Apr. 29, 1929. 
Franklin County, Mar. 4 to Apr. 29, 1929. 

Roadside Maintenance and Development 

Roadside maintenance has developed in importance beyond the amount of at- 
tention given a few years ago., because it is recognized that a systematic and in- 
telligent control and development of all features of the roadside conditions is 
of value not only from the point of view of appearance but more particularly 
from the point of view of public safety. Telegraph, telephone and power lines 
or any other structures are not allowed within the highway layouts without 
permission from the Department. 

The Department maintains as part of its organization a group of trained men 
to remove or trim trees, brush and undesirable growth, to remove growth that 
may obstruct vision at curves, intersections, or other points on the highway in 
order to render the operating conditions as safe as this factor may produce, and 
also with the idea of opening up vistas and other clearings at points of advan- 
tage. Careful consideration is given to the preservation and appearance of aH 
growth within the layout, retaining such as is desirable and of keeping the road- 
sides clean. Any work of locating pole lines and of tree trimming by public ser- 
vice corporations within the layout is done wholly under supervision of the De- 
partment. In connection with all this work, there are three nurseries maintained 
in which the types of trees and shrubs suitable for use on the roadsides in Mas- 
sachusetts are grown and made available for use fcy the Department. 

During the past twenty-five years in which the State has conducted this work, 
58,104 trees have been planted on the borders of the State highways. During this 
year the Department placed 1,977 trees and has continued the policy of plant- 
ing quick growing trees and hedges in place of guard rails at suitable locations. 
Uniform Traffic Signs, Lights, Markings, Signal Systems and Regulations 

Authority and jurisdiction relating to the erection of traffic signs, lights, mark- 
ings, signal systems and regulations on highways within the Commonwealth was 
placed in the Department of Public Works by chapter 357, Acts of 1928. 

The purpose of this act was to establish throughout the cities and towns basic 
uniformity in signs, signals and devices for the control of traffic on ways within 
the Commonwealth and to provide for the safe and expeditious movement of 
through traffic upon the State highway routes. This authority makes it possible 
for the Department to insure that all traffic control signals to be erected by the 
municipalities shall be properly located and operated as aids to traffic flow rather 
than causing obstruction to such movement and also makes possible the proper 
protection of through routes from dangerous interference from cross traffic by 
the use, where necessary, of the "through-way-stop" regulation. 



P.D. 54 47 

In order to carry out the provisions of this act, the Department organized 
last year a traffic engineering section. During this year the section has been en- 
gaged in the investigation of the traffic control signal installations, signs and 
regulations desired to be installed and maintained by the cities and towns, and 
on all traffic matters for the Department. This section also made the traffic 
study to determine the volume, classes and direction of traffic on the highways. 

During the present year a second bulletin was issued by the Department and 
designated "Bulletin No. 2. A standard Code for Traffic Signal Installation and 
Operation." This code provides a uniform basis for all traffic control signals in 
use by the Commonwealth, and is the standard required to be met by cities and 
towns when requesting approval by the Department of such signals which they 
desire to install and maintain. 

The Department has installed one traffic control signal, namely, — at Pope's 
Corner, Danvers, on the Newburyport Turnpike (Route 1) at its intersection 
with Andover Street (Route 114). This installation is of the traffic actuated 
type. 

Permits to Common Carriers of Passengers by Motor Vehicles 

In accordance with sections 48A and 48B of chapter 280, Acts of 1925, which 
amends chapter 159, General Laws, 49 permits were granted during the year. 

The Regulation of Advertising Signs and Devices within the Public View 
(Sections 29-33, chapter 93, General Laws, as amended) 

In accordance with the provisions of sections 29 to 33, inclusive, chapter 93, 
General Laws, as amended by chapters 85, 237, 334 and 490, Acts of 1924, pro- 
viding for the control of billboards and other advertising devices on public ways 
or on private property within the public view of any highway, public park or 
reservation, the Department adopted on Jan. 24, 1924, certain new rules and 
Regulations, superseding all former issues; and these have continued in force 
during the present year. 

Applications, Licenses and Permits. — Licenses were granted to 37 individuals 
and others to engage in the business of advertising in the Commonwealth by the 
use of outdoor signs. 

Of 1,500 applications received for permits for the erection of advertising signs, 
951 permits have been granted; and 203 permits were granted on applications 
filed previous to 1929. Two hundred and thirty- two applications for the erec- 
tion of new signs were not approved because the locations were in violation of 
the rules and regulations adopted Jan. 24, 1924; and 12 applications for permits 
were cancelled. 

Of 2,784 renewal applications sent to those whose permits were to expire June 
30, 1929, 2,568 were returned to the Department requesting renewal; and 131 
requested that permits be cancelled. The number of renewal applications ap- 
proved, to be in force until June 30, 1930, was 2,702. The total number of per- 
mits in force November 30, 1929, was 3,507. 

Receipts and Expenditures. — The total receipts for the year ending Nov. 30, 
1929, were $17,495.13, and the expenditures were $14,503.20. 

Removal of Signs. — The regular work in the removal of signs has been car- 
ried on during the year, and 21,500 signs have been removed by the Department 
under authority of section 30-A, chapter 93, General Laws, from locations within 
the highways and from private property. 

Injunction. — On June 19, 1925, a temporary injunction was granted the Gen- 
eral Outdoor Advertising Company, Inc., and others, as complainants enjoining 
and restraining the Commissioners constituting the Department of Public Works, 
for the Commonwealth, until the further order of the Court, from proceeding in 
any way against them for any alleged failure to comply with the rules and regu- 
lations for the control and restriction of the billboards, signs and other devices 
promulgated under date of January 24, 1924. This injunction is still in force 
and will be until the case is settled in Court. 

Hearings. — Hearings were given to officials of Kingston, Mansfield, Melrose, 
Norwood, Walpole, Watertown and Winchester, who had objected to the grant- 
ing of permits for advertising signs in their respective towns and cities. 



48 



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John J. Watkins 
The Lane Constr. Corp. 
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J. P. McCabe, Inc. 
Perini & Ampollini 

Arute Bros., Inc. 
Powers Bros. . 
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Lawton Const. Co. 
W. H. Hinman, Inc. 
J. Iafolla 

Warner Bros. & Goodwin 
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Peerless Const. Co. 
A. G. Bianchi Cons. Co. 
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Coleman Bros., Inc. 
Reynolds Bros., Inc. 
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Lawton Const. Co. 
C. Bianchi & Co., Inc. 

The Lane Const. Corp. 
F. J. McCarthy Cont. Co 
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Lawton Const. Co. 
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Otis R. Mann 
Frank Lanza & Sons 
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Kelleher Corp. 
Octavius Menici 
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D'Onfro Bros., Inc. 
Dominic G. DiPietro 

Middlesex Const. Co. 

Perini & Ampollini 

Roger T. Fay, Inc. 

Fitchburg Cone. Const. Co. 

H. & J. P. Green Co. 

Frank Lanza & Sons 

Welch & Moynihan 

Welch & Moynihan 

Hagan, Thibodeau Const. Co, 

Kelleher Corp. 

Kelleher Corp. 

Antonio Pallato 

Warner Bros. & Goodwin, Inc. 

Warner Bros. & Goodwin, Inc. 

Washburn & Sheridan 

'A'. G. Bianchi & Co., Inc 

Otis R. Mann 

A; Pallatto 

Interstate Hy. Const. Co. 

Powers Bros. . 

Marois Sand & Gravel Co. 

Waterbury Rd. Const. Co. 

Middlesex Const. Co. 





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2 00 
2 15 



2 50 
2 10 



$70 00 
50 00 

65 00 
75 00 

60 00 

75 00 
70 00 

60 00 



65 00 

75 00 
75 00 

60 00 

75 00 
75 00 
75 00 
75 00 
85 00 
75 00 

75 00 
75 00 

70 00 
75 00 
60 00 



60 00 
70 00 
75 00 
60 00 
75 00 







65 


00 


50 


00 


80 


00 


70 


00 


75 


00 


70 


00 


SO 


00 


70 


00 


75 


00 


60 


00 


75 


00 


80 


00 


80 


00 


53 


00 


65 


00 


75 


00 


60 


00 



$20 00 
25 00 
18 00 

28 00 



27 00 
30 00 
30 00 

22 00 

30 00 
25 00 



25 00 



15 00 
30 00 

20 00 
30 00 

20 00 
30 00 



30 00 
25 00 
25 00 

25 00 

20 00 

25 00 

35 00 



60 


00 


25 00 


70 


00 


30 00 






22 00 


70 


00 


25 00 


75 


00 


28 00 


60 


00 


30 00 


60 


00 


25 00 



25 00 



25 00 
15 00 

25 00 



30 
35 


00 
00 


20 
30 
30 
30 


00 
00 
00 
00 


30 


00 


30 


00 


20 


00 


35 


00 







50 



P.D. 54 



Contract Prices Dec. 1, 1928, to Nov. 30, 1929 — Continued 









Excavation 


1 s~- 

6 a 

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Bit. 

Surfacing 


Town ok City 


Contractor 


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3 


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Holyoke-Westfield 


The Lane Constr. Corp. . 


$0 50 


$0 50 


$2 25 


$2 00 


$22 00 


m 095 


_ 


Hudson 


John Iafolla .... 


65 


60 


3 00 


90 


18 00 


10 


- 


Kingston 


A. D. Bridge's Sons, Inc. . 


65 


- 


4 00 


1 00 


25 00 


12 


- 


Kingston 


A. D. Bridge's Sons, Inc. 


50 


_ 


50 


1 00 


20 00 


11 


$0 20 


Lakeville 


N. & B. Crushed Stone & Gravel 


















Co 


58 


68 


2 00 


1 00 


19 75 


11 


- 


Lancaster 


A. M. Custance & Co., Inc. 


65 


65 


3 00 


1 15 


20 00 


095 


- 


Lanesborough 


The Lane Const. Corp. . 


60 


— 


60 


1 50 


22 00 


17 


- 


Lanesbor ough- Ne w 


















Ashford . 


The Lane Const. Corp. . 


80 


90 


2 25 


2 00 


22 00 


18 


— 


Leominster . 


Fitchburg Cone. Const. Co. 


60 


— 


- 


1 50 


20 00 


11 


- 


Lexington . 


John A. Gaffey & Son 


55 


- 


2 50 


95 


- 


10 


- 


Ludlow 


A. G. Bianchi Const. Co. 


50 


50 


50 


1 00 


22 00 


12 


- 


Lunenburg . 


John F. Rooney 


55 


- 


1 00 


1 00 


18 00 


- 


08 


Lynn . 


D. Cerulli & Son . 


45 


90 


2 00 


90 


15 00 


08f 


- 


Lynnfield 


M. McDonough 


60 


- 


3 00 


1 25 


25 00 


10 


- 


Lynnfield-Peabody 


















Dan vers . 


Warren Bros. Roads Co. 


76 


— 


4 00 


1 40 


23 00 


12 


— 


Maiden 


C. M. Callahan, Inc. 


60 


- 


3 00 


1 00 


20 00 


08 


- 


Marion- Wareham 


Charles I. Hosmer . 




80 


80 


14 00 


1 50 


20 00 


13 


- 


Marlborough 


Middlesex Const. Co. 




65 


- 


4 00 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


Mattapoisett 


Watkins Bros. 




60 


1 00 


4 00 


1 00 


14 00 


12 


- 


Maynard-Stow 


Thomas Mulcare, Inc. 




- 


- 


5 00 


- 


- 


30 


- 


Medfield 


Edward 0' Toole . 




75 


80 


3 00 


1 50 


12 00 


10 


— 


Medway 


Iron Trap Rock Co. 




52 


- 


2 00 


1 25 


20 00 


10 


- 


Mendon 


John F. Rooney 




55 


— 


2 50 


1 00 


20 00 


— 


OS 


Milford 


Frank Lanza & Sons 




60 


- 


2 00 


1 00 


20 00 


10* 


- 


Milford 


C. Bianchi & Co., Inc. 




65 


- 


6 00 


1 00 


25 00 


- 


— 


Milford 


G. Bonazzoli & Sons 




80 


- 


2 75 


1 25 


20 00 


13 


- 


Milford-Hopedale- 




















Upton 


R. H. Newell Co. . 




80 


90 


2 25 


1 25 


25 00 


12 


— 


Millbury 


C. E. Home . 




1 50 


- 


1 50 


- 


20 00 


- 


- 


Millis 


Franklin Const. Co. 




50 


- 


01 


75 


17 00 


10 


- 


Millville 


Henry Goulet 




1 00 


- 


3 00 


1 00 


25 00 


12 


- 


Monson-Palmer . 


Raymond A. Bergesson . 




1 00 


1 25 


5 00 


1 50 


25 00 


12 


- 


Montague . 


Kelleher Corp. 




50 


50 


50 


1 00 


22 00 


10 


— • 


Nantucket . 


John C. Ring 




1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


25 00 


35 


— 


Needham 


John Iafolla Const. Co. . 




76 


- 


76 


1 00 


20 00 


085 


- 


Newbury 


Merritt, Chapman & Scot 


t ! 


60 


60 


15 00 


1 00 


20 00 


10 


- 


Newbury 


Lincoln & Belding . 




70 


- 


4 00 


1 50 


20 00 


— 


15 


Newton 


Raimo & Panakio . 




45 


— 


1 00 


1 00 


18 00 


09 


— 


Newton-Wellesley 


F. T. Ley Co. 




1 40 


- 


7 00 


2 80 


- 


18 


— 


North Adams 


The Lane Constr. Corp. . 




50 


65 


3 25 


2 00 


25 00 


11 


— 


North Andover 


P. J. Holland 




60 


70 


2 50 


1 50 


20 00 


- 


- 


Oxford 


Raimo & Panakio . 




60 


70 


2 50 


1 00 


18 00 


11 


— 


Palmer 


A. G. Bianchi 




1 00 


50 


2 00 


1 00 


- 


12 


— 


Peabody 


A. Mogavero . 




70 


- 


2 00 


1 25 


35 00 


095 


- 


Pembroke . 


E. M. Miskell 




70 


80 


3 00 


1 00 


20 00 


11 


— 


Peppereli 


J. E. Watkins Co. . 




50 


60 


2 50 


75 


20 00 


07 


- 


Petersham . 


Catanese Const. Co. 




65 


70 


3 00 


1 00 


25 00 


— 


11 


Phillipston . 


Warner Bros. & Goodwin 


Inc.. 


50 


- 


2 00 


1 00 


25 00 


— 


15 


Plymouth . 


Coleman Bros., Inc. 




70 


1 00 


4 00 


1 70 


22 00 


13 


— 


Provincetown 


M. F. Roach & Sons, Inc. 




1 00 


- 


5 00 


1 00 


25 00 


25 


- 


Provincetown 


M. F. Roach & Sons, Inc 




75 


80 


5 00 


1 00 


20 00 


20 


— 


Quincy 


M. McDonough Co. 




50 


1 00 


3 00 


1 25 


20 00 


11 


— 


Randolph . 


Powers Bros. . 




75 


- 


2 00 


1 00 


18 00 


— 


12 


Rehoboth . 


Z. L. Canedy 




75 


90 


4 00 


2 00 


15 00 


— 


12 


Rehoboth-Seekonk 


Jos. McCormick 




75 


80 


2 50 


1 25 


25 00 


12 


— 


Royalston . 


Raymond J. Andrews 




70 


85 


3 75 


1 50 


25 00 


— 


13 


Salem 


Higgins & Collins Co. 




90 


— 


4 00 


— 


— 


11 




Salisbury 


R. G. Watkins & Son 




65 


- 


3 00 


1 00 


20 00 


10 


— 


Saugus 


M. McDonough Co. 




1 00 


- 


- 


1 00 


25 00 


095 




Savoy 


Kelleher Corp. 




80 


95 


3 00 


1 50 


— 


— 


~ 


Sharon 


C. E. Home . 




70 


80 


1 75 


1 00 


20 00 


— 


13 


Sherborn 


Frank & Frank Const. Co. 


65 


- 


3 00 


1 00 


20 00 


10 


15 
11 
16 


Spencer 


Hagan-Thibodeau Const. Co. . 


1 00 


1 00 


3 00 


1 00 


18 00 


- 


Sterling 


Fitchbtirg Cone. Const. Co. 


75 


- 


— 


— 


- 


— 


Sterling 


Frank Serretto & Sons, Inc. 


55 


50 


3 00 


75 


16 00 




Stoneham- 


















Wakefield 


T. J. McCue .... 


63 


- 


4 00 


1 00 


20 00 


09 


- 


Stoneham- 
Winchester 


Raimo & Panakio . 


70 


- 


2 25 


1 00 


18 00 


09 
125 
12 


-. 


Sunderland . 


Kelleher Corp. 




50 


- 


3 00 


1 25 


25 00 




Sutton 


G. Bonazolli & Son 




1 00 


— 


5 00 


1 50 


25 00 




Taunton 


John Iafolla Const. Co. 




45 


50 


3 00 


1 00 


18 00 


10 


_ 


Townsend . 


Lawton Const. Co. 




60 


55 


60 


1 00 


20 00 


075 




Watertown . 


T. J. McCue . 




50 




5 00 











P.D. 54 



51 



Contract Prices Dec. 1, 1928, to Nov. 30, 1929 — Continued 





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$2 05 


$0 75 


$1 00 




$1 25 


SI 75 


$2 25 


$3 50 


$0 55 


$1 75 


$90 00 


$25 00 


$1 10 


- 


2 85 


55 


60 


— 


1 15 


1 .->() 


- 


— 


60 


- 


65 00 


— 


70 


- 


3 05 


50 


60 


$1 10 


1 25 


1 60 


2 25 


3 50 


60 


- 


70 00 


30 00 


85 


- 


2 90 


55 


70 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


55 


- 


70 00 


25 00 


75 


_ 


2 95 


_ 


_ 


_ 


1 15 


1 85 


_ 


_ 


2 00 


_ 


_ 


_ 


70 


- 


3 00 


- 


- 


- 


1 05 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 20 


65 00 


20 00 


75 


$9 00 


3 75 


- 


- 


- 


1 25 


- 


2 25 


3 00 


60 


2 50 


- 


30 00 


80 


9 75 


4 00 


_ 


_ 


_ 


1 25 


- 


2 25 


3 00 


60 


_ 


_ 


30 00 


85 


- 


3 10 


- 


1 50 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


60 


- 


2 10 


- 


50 


90 


1 25 


- 


- 


- 


60 


- 


65 00 


25 00 


85 


- 


3 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


60 


2 50 


- 


28 00 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


1 50 


3 00 


— 


1 60 


60 00 


20 00 


50 


- 


2 00 


50 


60 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


55 


- 


55 00 


— 


70 


- 


2 30 


55 


65 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


80 


1 25 


- 


30 00 


85 


_ 


2 39 


48 


Q 61 


1 00 


1 15 


_ 


_ 


2 73 


65 


_ 


65 00 


27 00 


87 


10 00 


2 05 


45 


80 


- 


1 00 


1 50 


2 00 


- 


- 


- 


70 00 


- 


75 


- 


3 8,0 


- 


- 


- 


1 30 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


80 00 


30 00 


1 20 


10 50 


- 


50 


(50 


- 


1 10 


- 


2 50 


- 


- 


- 


60 00 


- 


75 


- 


2 75 


75 


75 


1 50 


1 65 


- 


2 25 


- 


75 


- 


50 00 


25 00 


85 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


30 00 


2 00 


- 


3 00 


60 


- 


- 


1 50 


1 50 


- 


- 


- 


- 


— 


12 00 


90 


- 


2 GO 


65 


80 


- 


1 25 


- 


2 10 


- 


60 


- 


72 50 


22 00 


75 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


— 


- 


- 


- 


1 60 


- 


20 00 


60 


- 


2 65 


- 


55 


90 


1 10 


1 60 


- 


- 


- 


2 00 


60 00 


_ 


80 


9 50 


- 


55 


() 60 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


3 25 


- 


- 


75 00 


30 00 


80 


— 


2 75 


— 


1 10 


- 


1 25 


- 


2 50 


3 50 


60 


- 


75 00 


25 00 


1 00 


- 


3 25 


65 


70 


- 


1 25 


2 00 


2 50 


4 00 


85 


2 25 


90 00 


30 00 


1 25 


12 00 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


_ 


1 25 


- 


2 45 


45 


50 


1 00 


1 25 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


50 00 


_ 


70 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 50 


- 


- 


2 50 


- 


2 25 


- 


25 00 


1 25 


— 


3 25 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 50 


70 00 


24 00 


1 25 


— 


2 30 


— 


- 


- 


— 


— 


— 


- 


50 


- 


- 


25 00 


50 


- 


2 25 


40 


- 


- 


90 


1 20 


_ 


_ 


_ 


1 00 


60 00 


20 00 


60 


- 


2 70 


1 00 


- 


- 


1 50 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


75 00 


28 00 


1 30 


- 


- 


70 


80 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


70 00 


28 00 


85 


- 


2 15 


- 


50 


1 00 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


_ 


60 00 


- 


70 


- 


4 48 


- 


93 


- 


- 


- 


— 


- 


- 


3 50 


84 00 


27 11 


1 75 


10 50 


3 45 


75 


85 


- 


1 25 


1 75 


- 


4 00 


55 


_ 


85 00 


30 00 


80 


9 25 


2 50 


1 00 


1 00 


1 50 


2 00 


- 


- 


4 00 


80 


3 00 


80 00 


30 00 


90 


— 


3 00 


50 


60 


- 


1 25 


- 


2 00 


- 


- 


1 75 


70 00 


25 00 


80 


- 


— 


— 


— 


— 


*- 


— 


— 


— 


— 


2 20 


— 


— 


90 


— 


2 10 


45 


- 


- 


95 


- 


- 


2 75 


- 


- 


75 00 


- 


1 00 


— 


2 90 


- 


- 


- 


1 25 


- 


2 00 


- 


75 


- 


100 00 


25 00 


90 


— 


— 


— 


50 


- 


1 25 


1 50 


- 


3 00 


60 


- 


60 00 


20 00 


60 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 25 


— 


— 


— 


— 


2 15 


— 


30 00 


80 


— 


- 


- 


60 


1 00 


1 25 


- 


- 


3 00 


- 


1 75 


70 00 


35 00 


60 


— 


3 10 


60 


65 


1 00 


1 00 


1 40 


2 00 


5 00 


80 


- 


80 00 


30 00 


1 20 


- 


— 


— 


- 


— 


1 25 


- 


— 


- 


65 


— 


65 00 


— 


— 


— 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 30 


- 


— 


- 


65 


— 


_ 


- 


_ 


— 


2 40 


60 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


60 


- 


65 00 


— 


1 25 


— 


— 


50 


- 


— 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 00 


65 00 


30 00 


80 


— 


2 60 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


4 00 


1 00 


1 75 


_ 


30 00 


90 


9 90 


2 90 


55 


65 


- 


1 25 


- 


2 10 


3 25 


70 




80 00 


25 00 


90 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 25 


— 


2 25 


3 50 


— 


1 50 


— 


30 00 


1 05 


8 65 


75 


- 


- 


- 


- 


— 


- 


— 


_ 




_ 




1 00 


— 


2 60 


- 


- 


- 


90 


- 


- 


- 


_ 


_ 


50 00 


_ 


70 


— 


2 20 


- 


80 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


— 


_ 




_ 


1 25 


— 


— 


— 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 25 


_ 


30 00 




~ 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 00 


1 75 


— 


— 


60 


1 00 


_ 


_ 


80 




2 65 


45 


55 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


3 00 


60 




80 00 


_ 


87 




- 


— 


— 


- 


1 25 


- 


2 00 


- 


- 


2 10 


- 


18 00 


90 




3 10 


— 


— 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


60 


- 


— 


25 00 


1 00 


~ 








— 


— 


— 


2 25 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


21 00 


50 


- 


2 20 


60 


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54 P.D. 54 

REGISTRY OF MOTOR VEHICLES 

Nearly all phases of the work of the Registry of Motor Vehicles have shown 
a normal yearly increase. The total receipts turned over directly by the Reg- 
istry for fees have been materially decreased by the reduction of 70 per cent in 
registration fees resulting from the adoption of the gasoline tax in this State as 
provided in chapter 316, Acts of 1928. This loss, however, is fully offset by the 
revenue received from the gasoline tax which is credited to the Highway Fund 
but is collected through the Department of Corporations and Taxation. 

The law relating to compulsory motor vehicle liability insurance occasions much 
extra work in connection with registrations. Chapter 379, Acts of 1928, pro- 
viding for an excise tax from Jan. 1, 1929, has also added considerable detail 
work, as this law requires the Registrar to furnish a copy of each registration 
record to the Commissioner of Corporations and Taxation. This official for- 
wards the information on cards to the various boards of assessors for use as the 
basis of the excise tax bill sent to the owner of each motor registered. 

The Registry of Motor Vehicles has endeavored by every means available to 
secure strict enforcement of the motor vehicle laws to produce greater safety on 
the highways and to reduce accidents to both persons and property. This office 
has cooperated with the various safety organizations throughout the State in 
impressing upon the motoring public and pedestrians the necessity for caution 
when riding or walking on the highways. 

A few of the outstanding figures for the year, together with a comparison of 
the previous year, follow: — 

1928 1929 

Certificates of registration issued (passenger cars, com- 
mercial vehicles and motor cycles) .... 890,251 1,023,084 

Licenses to operate issued 870,160 944,338 

Examinations of applicants for licenses .... 154,594 183,758 

Licenses and registrations revoked and suspended . . 40,814 53,133 

Licenses revoked for driving under influence of liquor 5,071 5,381 

Total number of applications handled .... 1,876,174 2,106,564 

Gross receipts from fees $13,420,453.05 $6,498,854.72 

Registrations of Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles and Motor Cycles 

The following registration figures indicate an increase of nearly 15 per cent 
in both passenger and commercial vehicle registrations. The motor cycle regis- 
trations continue to decrease as they have for several years past. 

1905 1910 1915 1920 1925 1928 1929 

Passenger cars . 4,889 31,360 90,580 251,570 663,858 784,453 903,648 
Commercial ve- 
hicles — — 12,053 52,968 100,480 99,142 113,268 
Motor Cycles . 553 3,358 9,520 15,142 10,333 6,656 6,168 

Totals . . 5,442 34,718 112,153 319,680 774,671 890,2511,023,084 

Examinations for Licenses 

Examinations of applicants for licenses to operate motor vehicles were held at 
54 points in the State, with the results as tabulated below: — 

1928 1929 

Operators passed 106,942 122,887 

Operators unfit 22,664 33,104 

Restriction, removal, passed 21,642 22,808 

Restriction, removal, unfit 2,621 3,717 

"Competency" passed 682 1,144 

"Competency" unfit 43 98 

Total examinations 154,594 183,758 



P.D. 54 



55 



Branch Offices 



The branch offices of the Registry of Motor Vehicles assist in the distribution 
of number plates, the issuing of licenses and furnishing general information 
relative to the motor vehicle laws. In 1929 the Registrar began to give hearings 
at stated intervals at the branch offices in Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester, Law- 
rence, Lowell, Fall River and New Bedford, so that persons whose licenses or 
rights have been suspended or who, for other reasons, wish an appointment with 
the Registrar, may be heard by him or by his deputy or assistant. Each branch 
office supervises the work of the examiners and investigators and of law enforce- 
ment in its district. The following table gives approximate figures regarding 
applications received at the branch offices and at the central office at Common- 
wealth Pier 5, Boston: — 



Approximate Distribution 


of Registrations, Licenses, etc. 






Regis- 


First 


License 


Miscel- 




Boston : 


trations 


Licenses 


Renewals 


laneous 


Total 


Counter 


. 237,000 


— 


112,000 


95,000 


444,000 


Mail . . 


. 161,000 


— 


461,000 


37,000 


659,000 


Examinations . 


— 


51,000 


— 


20,000 


71,000 


Pittsfield 


24,500 


4,100 


14,000 


10,000 


52,600 


Springfield 


80,000 


15,000 


43,000 


35,000 


173,000 


Worcester 


70,000 


11,500 


38,000 


31,000 


150,500 


Lawrence 


33,000 


5,800 


23,000 


14,000 


75,800 


Lowell 


25,000 


4,700 


17,000 


10,000 


56,700 


Fall River 


23,000 


5,600 


17,500 


9,800 


55,900 


New Bedford 


24,000 


3,800 


20,000 


9,800 


57,600 


Lynn 


58,500 


12,000 


35,000 


26,000 


131,500 


Quincy . 


28,000 


8,200 


19,000 


15,000 


70,200 


Brockton 


38,000 


3,000 


24,000 


19,000 


84,000 


Hyannis 


9,300 


2,400 


4,300 


5,200 


21,200 


Nantucket l 


1,200 


— 


— 


— 


1,200 


Oak Bluffs 1 


2,300 


— 


— 


— 


2,300 


Totals 


814,800 3 


127,100 


827,800 


336,800 2 


2,106,500 



A new branch office was opened in Greenfield on August 30, 1929, but the work 
of this office for the current year is included in that of the Springfield office as 
the new branch is a sub-office coming under the jurisdiction of the Springfield 
office. 

Compulsory Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance 
The following figures give an approximate idea of the volume of papers re- 
ceived and notices mailed in connection with the carrying out of the law regard- 
ing compulsory motor vehicle liability insurance. 

Notices of Cancellation of Insurance Policies Received and Intents 

to Revoke Mailed 

1928 1929 

(a) For non-payment of premiums 38,359 49,846 

(b) For other reasons 16,109 15,755 



Total 54,468 65,601 

Revocations 16,782 25,596 

Sets of number plates returned 53,460 97,036 

It is interesting to note that the receipt of 65,601 notices of cancellation from 
insurance companies required the mailing of the same number of notices of intent 

1 Licenses and miscellaneous applications included in counter figures. 

2 This figure includes approximately 200,000 number plate reissues. 
s Does not include reissues (see Miscellaneous) . 



56 P.D.54 

to revoke; that approximately 17,000 of these cases were adjusted by the filing of 
certificates of insurance by a new company; approximately 20,000 were adjusted 
by the filing of reinstatement certificates from the same company; approximate- 
ly 2,800 by the surrender of number plates prior to the effective date of cancel- 
lation; and approximately 26,000 by the revocation of the plates and certificates. 
In connection with the surrender of the number plates it was necessary to send 
notices of the return of these plates to the various insurance companies covering 
the registrations involved. 

Aircraft 

By chapter 388, Acts of 1928, the powers and duties of the Department and 
the Registrar in regard to the legislation of aircraft and the licensing of pilots 
have been extended. This change in the law and the progress made in the in- 
dustry itself have resulted in a rapid increase in the volume of this work. 

Non-resident pilots and aircraft registered outside the Commonwealth now 
come under the jurisdiction of the Registrar shortly after entering the State. 
The filing of statements is required describing the aircraft and giving facts con- 
cerning licenses from other authorities. If these credentials are satisfactory and 
the condition of the aircraft meets the requirements of the State laws, permits are 
issued allowing the pilots to continue the operation of such aircraft in the Com- 
monwealth. The work of investigating the credentials before the issuance of 
such permits is as great as that involved in the registration of Massachusetts 
aircraft under the law. 

All landing fields, whether public or private, in Massachusetts are now under 
the supervision of the Department of Public Works, in accordance with the pro- 
visions of chapter 388, Acts of 1928, which authorizes said Department to pro- 
hibit or allow the use of such fields. As a basis for action in such matters it has 
been necessary to have surveys and plans of such fields made by the engineers of 
the Department under the supervision of the Registrar and the Supervisor of 
Aviation. 

The following figures give an indication of the work involved: — 

1928 1929 

Pilots' licenses issued 51 42 

Airplanes registered 18 36 

Pilots' license fees received $435 $355 

Airplane registration fees received $270 $540 

Pilots examined for licenses — 36 

Aircraft examined for repairs . — 60 

Pilots' permits issued — 173 

Aircraft permits issued — 135 

Suspensions of licenses, registrations and rights to operate . . 11 41 

Court convictions for violations of aircraft laws .... — 6 

Surveys of fields for airports — 47 

Flying fields approved — 3 

Flying fields disapproved — 14 

Investigations made by aircraft inspectors — 313 

Airplane accidents: 

Crack-ups — 68 

Non-fatal — 19 

Fatals t . m — 8 

Persons injured — 29 

Persons killed — 13 

Caused by motor failure — 28 

Structural failure — 10 

Improper operation and other reasons — 57 

Inspection of Motor Vehicle Equipment 
On account of the small number of inspectors available for the work, the en- 
forcement of the provisions of the motor vehicle law relating to equipment has 
been less strict than in previous years. Approximately ten men were engaged 
exclusively in this work instead of sixteen to thirty in previous years. 



P.D. 54 



57 



Headlighting 
Continuing the policy of approving complete headlamps only, the Registrar 
issued approval of two new headlamps as follows: (1) a single filament fixed 
beam, headlamp and (2) a double filament, tilting beam, headlamp; and exten- 
sions of approval certificates already in force, as follows: (1) a single filament 
fixed beam, headlamp and (2) five double filament, tilting beam, headlamps' 
There is a tendency toward the tilting beam type and the proper design of the 
headlamp so that focusing mechanisms may be eliminated. In addition a large 
number of headlamps or other headlighting devices including shields,' various 
patented fixtures, lenses, reflectors, and complete units submitted were rejected 
lor justifiable reasons. 

Rear Lamps 
Nine rear lamps were approved by the Registrar during the year Of these 
none were of the single lamp type, but six were combined with stop signals only 
and three with stop signals and backing lights. 

Motor Vehicle Deaths, Injuries, Collisions 
The deaths caused by motor vehicles in 1929 numbered 777, an increase of 62 
i° r n ^ p 5 r Cent f s com P ared with the previous year. The record of persons 
killed and injured in motor vehicle accidents in 1928 and 1929 is as follows- 



Motor Vehicle Accidents to Persons 

Persons Killed 



Pedestrians by autos .... 
Pedestrians by motor cycles . 
Pedestrians near street cars . 

Occupants of autos 

Occupants of autos at railroad crossings 
Occupants of motor cycles 
Bicycle riders . . 
Occupants horse-drawn vehicles 

Coasters (on sleds) 

Coasters (on wheels) .... 



1928 

432 

3 

12 

202 

21 

22 

10 

5 

8 





1929 

432 

4 

11 

249 

24 

27 

14 

5 

9 

2 



Totals 715 



Boys 

Girls 



777 

Children Killed 

1928 1929 

144 137 
62 60 



Persons Injured 

1928 1929 

17,418 18,090 

25 35 

45 31 

23,077 25,801 

76 47 

423 565 

691 955 

303 302 

143 285 



42,201 46,111 

Children Injured 

1928 1929 

6,712 7,294 

2,950 3,292 



Totals 



. 206 

Number of Collisions 



197 9,662 10,586 



Autos v. pedestrians 

Autos v. autos 

Autos v. horse-drawn vehicles 

Autos v. bicycles 

Autos v. trolley cars . 

Autos v. poles, trees, etc. . 

Autos v. trains . 

Autos v. motor cycles 

Autos v. sleds 

Motor cycles v. pedestrians 



1928 

17,171 

19,289 

336 

703 

355 

1,734 

68 

385 

128 

23 



1929 

17,585 

20,819 

392 

959 

447 

2,869 

68 

517 

255 

40 



Totals 



40,192 43,958 



58 P.D. 54 

1928 1929 

In the daytime 27,534 29,645 

After dark 12,658 14,313 

Totals 40,192 43,958 

Accident Report Letters 
As provided by section 26, chapter 90, General Laws, every operator of a 
motor vehicle in any manner involved in an accident in which any person is 
killed or injured is required to report in writing to the Registrar. The number of 
these accident reports received in 1929 was 35,014 as compared with 33,228 re- 
ceived in 1928. Under the requirements of section 29, chapter 90, General Laws, 
17,186 similar reports of accidents were received from Police Departments 
throughout the state in 1929 as against 15,268 received in 1928. 

Comparative Statement of Yearly Registrations, Licenses, Deaths, 
Injuries, Revocations and Suspensions 

Total Sus- For Opera- 
Number Number pensions ting Under 
Automobiles Motor Cycles Total Regis- of Persons of Persons Licenses and Revo- Influence 
Year Registered x Registered trations Killed Injured Issued cations of Liquor 

1910 31,360 3,358 34,718 77 963 41,259 283 22 

1911 38,907 3,658 42,565 110 1,248 51,950 360 14 

1912 50,132 5,034 55,166 142 1,962 66,645 546 56 

1913 62,660 7,127 69,787 188 2,923 81,034 608 87 

1914 77,246 8,161 85,407 229 4,010 99,532 858 131 

1915 102,633 9,520 112,153 294 6,197 133,935 1,153 202 

1916 136,809 10,713 147,522 315 9,131 171,596 1,396 320 

1917 174,274 11,065 185,339 438 7,282 214,229 1,831 485 

1918 193,497 12,862 206,359 499 8,598 235,140 2,343 553 

1919 247,183 13,698 260,881 582 16,287 297,968 2,156 554 

1920 304,631 15,143 319,774 481 21,182 361,539 2,944 888 

1921 360,731 12,058 372,790 544 11,487 380,519 4,899 1,508 

1922 449,838 11,675 461,513 522 15,277 444,173 8,369 2,460 

1923 566,150 11,733 577,883 578 16,217 536,819 11,613 3,333 

1924 672,315 10,778 683,093 709 19,579 620,439 14,154 4,395 

1925 764,338 10,333 774,671 755 25,736 698,378 16,249 4,654 

1926 826,224 9,215 835,439 705 25,351 763,951 18,705 4,863 

1927 819,703 7,245 826,948 693 31,721 814,094 31,252 4,983 

1928 883,595 6,656 890,251 715 42,201 870,160 40,814 5,071 

1929 1,019,460 6,168 1,025,628 777 46,111 944,338 53,133 5,381 



1 Passenger cars and commercial vehicles. 

Investigations and Prosecutions by Inspectors 

Investigations and examinations were made under the direction of the Chief 
Inspector relative to fatal and non-fatal accidents, headlight violations, inspec- 
tion of garages, miscellaneous complaints and the prosecution of motorists in 
court. The work of the inspectors is indicated by the following tabulation on the 
classification of reports: — 

Classification of Reports 

1928 1929 

Accidents, fatal 714 747 

Accidents, non-fatal . 2,112 2,455 

Accidents, brief reports 1,305 1,445 

General reputation 3,288 3,302 

Miscellaneous 6,193 6,194 

Totals 13,612 14,143 

Complaints filed 14,756 10,178 

Garages inspected 8,207 2,897 

Headlight and other violations reported 71,174 48,693 

Prosecutions conducted 888 825 

Amount of fines . $42,244 $38,765 



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59 



Revocations and Suspensions 



Licenses suspended 

Licenses revoked . 

Rights suspended . 

Certificates suspended . 

Certificates revoked 

Certificates and licenses suspended 

Certificates and licenses revoked 

Certificates revoked and rights suspended 

Rights in Massachusetts suspended 



Totals 

Resulting 
Resulting 
Resulting 
Resulting 
Resulting 
Resulting 



from investigations 
from court convictions 
from Police complaints 
from Judges' complaints . 
from State Police complaints 
from Insurance cancellations 



Totals 



Character of Offences 



Reckless and endangering . 
Liquor convictions 
Going away after accidents 
Without authority 

Racing 

Improper person, liquor 

Improper person .... 

Improper operation 

Two overspeeds .... 

Three overspeeds .... 

Insurance cancellations 

Insurance convictions . 

Improper equipment, miscellaneous 

Improper equipment, lights 

Improper equipment, brakes 

Deaths (fatal accidents) 

Other offences .... 



1928 


1929 


9,562 

3,995 

4,389 

17 


12,120 

4,014 

4,174 

9 


20,679 

72 


30,500 
45 


1,828 
157 


2,046 
157 


115 


68 


40,814 


53,133 


12,714 

10,129 

1,075 

21 


16,040 

9,985 

1,755 

46 


81 


199 


16,794 


25,108 



40,814 53,133 



1928 



Totals 

Hearings 

Court recommendations adopted: 

Liquor 

Reckless and endangering . 
Going away after accidents 
Without authority 



Totals 

Persons whose licenses were suspended or revoked and who 
had to pass examinations in order to have them returned . 



55 



1929 



2,138 

4,240 

479 


2,209 

4,575 

474 


557 


669 


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806 


6,184 

5,764 

260 


5,570 

8,297 
381 


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407 


25,108 

382 


147 
1,365 

682 


1,685 

1,793 

219 


710 


765 


230 


160 


40,814 


53,133 


6,929 


6,751 








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60 P.D. 54 

Analysis of Court Abstracts Received 

1928 1929 

Number of courts forwarding abstracts 95 95 

Total abstracts received . . . . . . . 53,345 57,025 

Number of abstracts recording convictions .... 42,052 46,448 

Offences 
(Analysis of guilty cases, not including appeals) 

Overspeeding 11,375 14,940 

Reckless 57 43 

Operating under influence of liquor 4,232 4,527 

Using auto without authority 843 1,046 

Endangering lives 2,531 2,781 

Not stopping after causing injury 774 797 

Without license 4,018 3,852 

Without registration certificate 1,490 1,302 

Unregistered vehicle 479 370 

Improper display or no register number 391 268 

Refusing to stop on signal 433 503 

Unlighted lamps 1,495 1,649 

No signal 75 34 

Dazzling lights — 1 

Operating within 8 feet of street car 287 244 

Violation of Metropolitan Park Rules 239 1,393 

Operating after suspension or revocation of license . . 586 534 

Larceny 244 191 

Manslaughter — 1 

Miscellaneous ■ . . 2,314 3,100 

Lenses not approved 128 68 

No reflector 1 2 

Racing 19 6 

Operating after revocation of registration certificate . . 11 25 

No rear light 313 372 

Not displaying lights . . 181 156 

Violation spot-light law 1 2 

Improper lights 260 559 

Brakes not as required by law 259 435 

Violation of Insurance Law 479 449 

Not slowing down approaching pedestrian .... 211 36 

Not slowing down at intersecting way 6,507 5,472 

Violation law of road . . . . 1,640 1,159 

Perjury — — 

Making false statements on license application, falsely imper- 
sonating or conspiring to obtain a license .... 128 90 

Loaning license to another 21 5 

Allowing intoxicated person to operate 3 13 

No windshield cleaner — 1 

Attempted larceny 27 22 

Totals 42,052 46,448 

Used Car Section 

(Motor Vehicle Identification) 

The Used Car Section indexes cars reported stolen, lists the sales of used cars, 
investigates the history of cars sold bearing obliterated, defaced or changed en- 
gine and makers' numbers, and advises the owners of cars registered under the 

incorrect engine and makers' numbers where to find the correct numbers on the 
cars. 



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The work of this section is summarized in the following tables: — 

Dealers 

1928 1929 

Total number of first class dealers reporting .... 
Total number of second and third class dealers reporting . 

Total number making reports to this office .... 

Reports 
Approximate number of individual reports received daily 
Approximate number of dealers' reports received daily 

Motor Vehicles Stolen 

Number stolen in Boston 

Number stolen in Massachusetts (including Boston) . 

Number of stolen cars reported from various sources through- 
out the country, including Massachusetts .... 

Number recovered through information furnished by this 
office 

Engine and Serial Numbers 

Engine numbers assigned to cars 

Certificates issued authorizing the replacement of engine 
numbers 

Certificates issued authorizing the replacement of serial num- 
bers 

Certificates issued authorizing the replacement of both en- 
gine and serial numbers 

Total number of authorization certificates issued . 

Eastern Conference of Motor Vehicle Administrators 

Representatives of the Department attended meetings of the Eastern Con- 
ference of Motor Vehicle Administrators in January at Hartford, Connecticut; 
in April at New York City; and in September at Toronto, Canada. It has now 
been decided to hold but two regular meetings of the Conference in each year 
instead of four meetings. 

Analysis of Receipts 

The fees received for the year 1929, together with the number of certificates 
of registration issued in each classification and the number of licenses granted, 
etc., are shown in the following table: — 
Certificates of registration: 

Passenger cars (including taxicabs) . . 903,648 $2,857,187 25 

Commercial cars .... 

Busses 

Trailers 



1,338 

458 


1,304 
450 


1,796 


1,754 


300 
1,000 


450 
1,500 


4,202 
7,662 


4,112 

7,850 


17,907 


21,194 


302 


345 


77 


65 


1,402 


1,474 


2,610 


2,223 


89 
4,101 


75 
3,772 



113,268 1,198,678 75 

1,988 69,912 50 

556 24,309 75 

6,168 8,768 50 



3,094 9,283 00 



Motor cycles 

Manufacturers or dealers (including repairers) 
Manufacturers or dealers, additional cars (including 

repairers) 19,546 58,430 50 

Licenses to operate: 

Original licenses .... 127,432 at $2 00 — 254,864 00 

Renewal licenses .... 816,906 at $2 00 — 1,633,81200 

Examinations 137,307 at $2 00 $274,614 

Re-examinations 46,770 at $1 00 46,770 



Total examinations , 184,077 321,384 00 



62 

Copies of certificates and licenses fur- 
nished 47,242 at $1 00 

Duplicate number plates furnished . 10,060 at $1 00 
Lens approval applications . . 11 at $50 00 

Miscellaneous receipts, auto lists, process fees, etc. . 

Total amount of fees 

Motor vehicle fees rebated (deducted) 

Net fees 

Court fines received by the Treasurer and Receiver-General 

Total receipts credited Highway Fund account, 1929 . 



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$47,242 00 

10,060 00 

550 00 

4,372 47 

$6,498,854 72 
89,994 38 

$6,408,860 34 
708,864 40 

$7,117,724 74 



Expenses of the Registry of Motor Vehicles 
The cost of running the Registry of Motor Vehicles for the year, 1929 was $1,- 
342,815.09, which was 20.9 per cent of the net fees collected. This cost, deducted 
from the receipts for the year, left the sum of $5,774,909.65 available for legis- 
lative appropriation for highway work. 

Analysis of Expenditures for 1929 

Personal services: 

Regular pavroll $787,070 15 

Overtime 21,488 21 



Supplies : 

Books, maps, etc 

Typewriter supplies .... 
Adding machine repairs and supplies 
Other supplies . ... 

Stationery 

Typewriter repairs .... 
Other repairs 



Equipment : 

Accounting and sorting machines 
Adding machines .... 
Miscellaneous equipment . 
Other machines .... 
Typewriter machines . 

Furniture : 

Chairs 

Desks 

Files 

Miscellaneous .... 



Travel: 

Employees 

Automobiles (owned by employees) 
Automobiles (owned by state) . 
Other travelling expenses . 

Other services and expenses: 

Expressage 

Postage 

Printing 

Other reports 
Lithographing .... 
Telephone 



$447 07 


3,631 15 


49 39 


2,761 90 


23,710 88 


106 15 


691 21 


$1,490 95 


415 76 


833 71 


1,311 38 


4,607 32 


$383 47 


1,020 18 


3,360 15 


804 15 


$35,299 00 


117,205 70 


869 78 


3,755 45 



$2,040 85 
60,671 02 
9,624 34 
1,969 40 
3,279 34 
5,993 40 



$808,558 36 



31,397 75 



8,659 12 



5,567 95 



157,129 93 



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Premium on bonds of employees 

Rent 

Water and ice . ... 
Cleaning and janitor services . 

Towels 

Soap 



63 



Special services (labor) 



$372 62 




24,000 00 




1,372 85 




1,260 00 




856 70 




58 84 






$111,499 36 




$308 80 






308 SO 


$295 87 




166,435 56 




2,500 00 




355 00 




8,123 84 




4,442 51 




115 55 




817 00 




357 48 






183,442 81 



Other expenses as listed below 
Sundries 
Number plates 
Auto lists 

News clipping expenses 
Uniforms for inspectors 
Aviation expenses 

Printing 
Headlight expenses 
Temporary branch during rush 



Branch Office Expenses 
Equipment: 

Lettering and signs $249 90 

Office equipment 1,540 86 

Erection of counter 2,544 73 

4,335 49 

Travel: 

Travelling expenses $91 04 

Express service to bank 360 00 

451 04 

Other services and expenses: 

Cleaning and janitor services .... $2,439 25 

Expressage 2,330 56 

Fuel 341 20 

Lighting 1,091 37 

Miscellaneous 473 87 

Rent 16,216 72 

Telephone . 5,418 37 

Towels 278 35 

Water and ice 350 12 

Special services (labor) 908 32 

29,848 13 

Publicity for Safety Work 

Engraved cups for prizes $32 00 

Labels 179 89 

Personal services 114 25 

Postage 802 12 

Posters 299 36 

Sundries 160 58 

Travel 28 15 

1,616 35 

$1,342,815 09 

Personal services $808,558 36 

Expenses 532,640 38 

Publicity for safety work : . . . 1,616 35 

Total expenses $1,342,815 09 



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RELATING TO WATERWAYS AND PUBLIC LANDS— BOSTON HARBOR. 

The Commonwealth Flats at South Boston 
Commonweatlh Pier No. 5 

In addition to the usual work of repairs and maintenance during the year the 
offices and rooms for a part of the engineering force of the Department have 
been completed and are now in use, and a room on the west side of the second 
floor has been built and equipped for a restaurant. 

Work under contract of Oct. 23, 1928, with the George W. Nicoll Company, 
Inc., for building engineering offices, was completed Feb. 21, 1929, at a contract 
cost of $68,163.58. By this contract offices and rooms were provided for the use 
of a part of the engineering force of the Department, two offices and a baggage 
room for the steamship companies, and bridges on the second floor of the pier 
were rebuilt to connect the west shed with the passenger shed. 

The room used as a restaurant on the second floor mezzanine on the east side 
of the pier was found quite inadequate to serve the increased number of em- 
ployees of the Department now transferred to the Pier. To provide better ac- 
commodation a contract was made with Carl S. Helrich on Apr. 23, 1929, for 
building a room for a restaurant on the west side of the second floor. This work 
included the construction of the room for the restaurant and a kitchen with light, 
heat and cooking facilities, the renovation of the room formerly used as a res- 
taurant, the removal of the kitchen equipment and the preparation of the space 
for offices for use by the Registry of Motor Vehicles. On Nov. 15, 1929, this 
work was completed at a contract cost of $13,577.41. The restaurant is now 
being operated by the Waldorf System, Inc. 

Under contract of Jan. 25, 1929, a motor generator set for use in connection 
with a new room for blue printing was furnished and installed at a cost of $1,- 
832.10. This work was completed Mar. 13, 1929. 

As the service pipe supplying water to the Pier was not large enough to meet 
the increased needs a contract was made on Mar. 5, 1929, with M. DeSisto Com- 
pany for furnishing and laying about 192 linear feet of 6-inch cast-iron pipe from 
the water main in Northern Avenue to the service pipe on the pier. This work 
was completed Apr. 13, 1929, at a contract cost of $2,596.40. The necessary con- 
nection with the water main in Northern Avenue was made by the city of Bos- 
ton. 

Additional heating equipment and sprinklers in the passenger quarters and 
locker rooms were provided under contract of Apr. 2, 1929, with Pierce and Cox 
at a contract cost of $1,878. The work was completed May 7, 1929. 

Certain necessary cleaning and painting of offices and corridors was com- 
pleted June 22, 1929, under a contract of Apr. 16, 1929, with Thomas J. Walsh, 
at a contract cost of $5,500. 

Under a contract of May 7, 1929, with Maurice M. Devine broken lights of 
glass were replaced on the outer sides and end of the pier shed. This work was 
completed June 11, 1929, at a contract cost of $1,044.20, for a part of which the 
Commonwealth was reimbursed by the steamship companies. 

A contract was made on Oct. 22, 1929, with Maurice M. Devine for building 
eight movable wooden bridges, over the railroad tracks in the track pits, for 
connecting the east and west sheds with the center shed. This work is now in 
progress. 

Work has not yet begun under contract of Nov. 27, 1929, with William H. 
Ellis and Son Company, for making repairs to the timber platforms at the pier. 

On Nov. 27, 1929, a contract was made with Reynolds Bros., Inc., for furnish- 
ing and laying a two-inch wearing surface of bitulithic pavement on portions of 
the present floor of the pier. The larger part of the work to be done is the re- 
paving of a portion of the driveway on the second floor of the west shed. No 
work has been done under this contract. 

Provision is made for setting additional valves and indicator posts on the 
existing fresh water and fire .service mains of the pier, by contract made Nov. 
27, with M. DeSisto Company for the lump sum of $1,050, but no work has as 
yet been done. 

Miscellaneous work has been carried on during the year, including repairs to 



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iron ladders, timber platforms, fender logs, vacuum pumps, roofs, Kinnear and 
Ogden doors, to the heating system and to the masonry work of the boilers at 
the heating plant. 

Ramp and D Street 
On Nov. 27, 1929, a contract was made with A. DeStefano and Sons, Inc., for 
relaying the present granite blocks on a concrete base, resetting the curbing and 
relaying the brick sidewalks over the solid filled portion of the ramp connect- 
ing the Viaduct with D Street, and over that portion of D Street between the 
ramp and Northern Avenue. Work under this contract has not yet begun. 

Development of Land South of Summer Street 

During the year the seven sections in Storehouse No. 1 on E Street have been 
occupied by the Wiggin Terminals, Inc. Since July, this Company has used 
also sections J and K of Storehouse No. 2 on D Street. Section H of this ware- 
house was leased on May 7, 1929, to the Economy Grocery Stores Corporation 
for a term of five years from June 1, 1929. The remaining sections continue to 
be used by the Department. 

On Feb. 19, 1929, a contract was made with Hill and Delaney to make repairs 
to portions of the wooden platforms on the easterly side of Storehouse No. 1 
on E Street, and on the westerly side of Storehouse No. 2 on D Street. This 
work was completed Mar. 20, 1929, at a contract cost of $3,826.61. 

On Sept. 3, 1929, a contract was made with the George W. Nicoll Company, 
Inc., for the removal and construction of about 60 linear feet of platform on the 
D Street side, and the reconstruction of about 140 linear feet of platform on the 
track side of Section H, and repairs to other platforms and floors of Sections J 
and K of the Storehouse on D Street. This work was completed Nov. 26, 1929, 
at a contract cost of $2,488.89. 

A contract with Maurice M. Devine was made on Nov. 27, 1929, for placing 
a cement plaster surfacing one-half inch thick on the tile wall of sections H, J, 
and K of Storehouse No. 2 on D Street. Work has not yet begun under this 
contract. 

Other miscellaneous repairs have been made this year to both Storehouses. 
The work has consisted chiefly of waterproofing parts of the roof, removing cer- 
tain partitions, and making repairs to the fire sprinkler system. 

Industrial Tracks of the Commonwealth 

The repaving by the City of Boston of C Street on a concrete base from Sum- 
mer Street to East First Street and the paving of D Street 50 feet wide with 
granite blocks on a concrete base from Claflin Street to East First Street, made 
certain changes in the tracks necessary. The railroad track crossing C Street 
and the tracks in Cypher Street at the intersection of C Street, were taken up 
and replaced by 100-pound rails at the grade established for the repaving of C 
Street. The rails in the Cypher Street tracks at the intersection with D Street 
were also removed and replaced by 141-pound girder rail, at the grade estab- 
lished by the paving of D Street. 

General maintenance work upon the industrial tracks has been carried on dur- 
ing the year, chiefly in the replacing of old ties by new creosoted ties. 

Land on Northern Avenue 
On May 7, 1929, a parcel of land on the easterly corner of the intersection of 
the private way in extension of B Street with Northern Avenue was leased to the 

I City Lease and Building Corporation at a rental of $8,700 a year, for a term of 
twenty years, with an option of renewal for a further period of twenty years at 
a rental of five per cent of the fair value of said land as of April, 1949. The 
area leased contains 58,179 square feet. This lease was later assigned to the 
Massachusetts Chain Store Terminals, Inc. 
The Commonwealth Flats at East Boston 
Aircraft Landing Field 
The lease to the War Department under date of June 30, 1922, was renewed 
to June 30, 1930, in accordance with the terms of a supplementary agreement 



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made Dec. 27, 1926, extending the renewal option to June 30, 1937, by yearly 
renewals. 

The area containing approximately 1,479,000 square feet, adjacent to and east- 
erly of the landing field, remains under lease of June 16, 1924, to the U. S. Navy 
Department. This lease gives to the Lessor the option of extending the period 
of occupancy by annual renewals to June 30, 1932. 

The City of Boston under the lease of Aug. 10, 1928, authorized by chapter 64 
of the Resolves of that year, continues to occupy an area of approximately 
5,717,000 square feet for use as an Airport. 

By chapter 24 of the Resolves of 1929, the Department was authorized to 
move and relocate two hangars and other buildings of the Massachusetts Na- 
tional Guard, at the Airport. On Sept. 4, 1929, a contract for this work was 
made with John Cavanagh and Sons Building Moving Company. The work was 
completed Nov. 20, 1929, at a contract cost of $18,411.44. On Nov. 26, 1929, a 
contract was made with Hill and Delaney for miscellaneous work, consisting 
largely of reconstruction of rooms, and of making the necessary plumbing, sewer 
and heating connections necessitated by the moving of the buildings. This work 
is now in progress. 

Dredging and Filling at East Boston 

No contract for dredging and filling has been in force at East Boston since the 
completion on Dec. 24, 1923, of that with the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Com- 
pany. Between that date and Nov. 30, 1929, approximately 1,700,000 cubic 
yards of material dredged from various locations in the harbor by dredging 
companies employed chiefly upon private work have been deposited in the re- 
ceiving basin. During the year ending Nov. 30, 1929, about 140,000 cubic yards 
were deposited upon the flats northerly of Governor's Island. 

The Commonwealth has reclaimed at East Boston about 150 acres of land. 

Commonwealth Pier No. 1, East Boston 

During the year the east and west docks of the pier have been used by the 
Eastern Steamship Lines, Inc., for their steamers not in service. 
No major repairs to the pier have been needed this year. 

Areas in Tide Water Ceded to the Federal Government 
By two deeds of August 20, 1929, the Department conveyed to the Superin- 
tendent of Lighthouses two tracts of tide water land of the Commonwealth in 
Weymouth Fore River to be used for the erection and maintenance of lights as 
aids to navigation. One of these areas is located at Harrys Rock Light No. 2 in 
the town of Hull, and one at ^Fore River Channel Light No. 4 in the town of 
Weymouth. 

Harbor Lines 
r 
New harbor lines have been established during the year on the northerly side 

of Mystic River in Everett and across Fort Point Channel in Boston. 

Chapter 228 of the Acts of 1929 fixes a new harbor line in Mystic River to 
coincide with the present U.S. pierhead and bulkhead line and to extend easterly 
from a point near Maiden Bridge to the westerly side of the mouth of Island 
End River. This chapter abolishes the harbor lines established in this part of 
the river in 1856. 

Chapter 278 of the Acts of 1929 fixes a new harbor line across Fort Point 
Channel just below Dorchester Avenue Bridge, and abolishes all previous harbor 
lines in the channel above the new line and in South Bay. 

Savin Hill Bay and Dorchester Bay 

By chapter 317 of the Acts of 1929, the Department of Public Works was 
authorized and directed to do certain dredging in Savin Hill Bay and Dorchester 
Bay. 

On July 16, 1929, a contract was made with the Trimount Dredging Com- 
pany to redredge the Commercial Point Channel 100 feet wide and approxi- 
mately 2,400 feet long to a depth of 12 feet at mean low water; to dredge a 
channel from the Dorchester Yacht Club to the Commercial Point channel 50 



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feet wide and approximately 800 feet long to a depth of 6 feet at mean low 
water, and to dredge approximately 1,000,000 square feet of flats in Savin Hill 
Bay to a depth of 3 feet at mean low water. 

The contract prices for this dredging are: for dredging channels and dispos- 
ing of the dredged material on the shore, 40 cents per cubic yard measured in 
situ; for dredging flats and disposing of the dredged material on the shore, 49 
cents per cubic yard measured in situ; for removing and disposing of boulders, 
$18 per cubic yard. This dredging is now in progress. 

From the appropriation of $147,500 made by the Legislature the amount of 
$28,125 is to be paid from the Port of Boston receipts, the remainder is to be 
considered a part of the cost of the Old Colony Boulevard and is to be divided, 
so that $59,687.50 is paid from the Highway Fund and an equal amount assessed 
upon the cities and towns of the Metropolitan District. 

Town River, Quincy 

Hearing was held Jan. 30, 1929, on the petition of the Mayor of Quincy for 
dredging in Town River from a point nearly opposite property of the Baker 
Yacht Basin, Inc., to the northerly property line of the Quincy Lumber Com- 
pany. 

On Sept 17, 1929, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company to dredge to a depth of not less than 8 feet at mean low 
water, a channel 60 feet wide on the bottom and approximately 5,000 feet long. 
The contract prices are: for dredging the channel and disposing of the dredged 
material, 49 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and dis- 
posing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. Toward the cost of this work a con- 
tribution of 814,750 has been made by the city of Quincy. This dredging is now 
in progress. 

Amount expended during the year, $15,777.74. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1929, $15,777.74. 

Wollaston Channel, Quincy 

Hearing was held Jan. 30, 1929, upon the petition of Edward G. Morris for 
dredging the channel to the Wollaston and Squantum Yacht Clubs. 

On May 28, 1929, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company to dredge to a depth of not less than 6 feet at mean low 
water a basin, approximately 100 feet wide and 500 feet long, and a connecting 
channel approximately 1,800 feet long and 70 feet wide, in the vicinity of the 
Wollaston and Squantum Yacht Clubs at Wollaston Beach, Quincy. The con- 
tract prices for this work were: for dredging channel and basin and disposing 
of the dredged material, 55 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for re- 
moving and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. This dredging was com- 
pleted June 25, 1929, at a contract cost of $16,564.35. Toward this cost the 
Wollaston and Squantum Yacht Clubs contributed $150 and the city of Quincy, 
$4,000. 

Amount expended during the year, $16,600. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1929, $16,600. 

RIVERS, HARBORS, TIDE WATERS AND FORESHORES OUTSIDE 

OF BOSTON HARBOR 

For the improvement of rivers, harbors, tide waters and foreshores outside of 
Boston Harbor, in accordance with the provisions of section 11, chapter 91, 
General Laws, an appropriation of $100,000 was made during 1929, with the fol- 
lowing condition: 

"provided, that all expenditures made for the protection of shores shall 
be upon condition that at least fifty per cent of the cost is covered by 
contributions from municipalities or other organizations and individ- 
uals and that in the case of dredging channels for harbor improve- 
ments at least twenty-five per cent of the cost shall be so covered." 

An appropriation of $40,000 was also available during the year for the main- 
tenance of structures, and for repairing damages along the coast line or river 



68 P.D. 54 

banks of the Commonwealth, and for the removal of wrecks and other obstruc- 
tions from the tide waters and great ponds. 

Petitions were filed with the Department during the year for surveys and im- 
provements in the following localities: Allen's Harbor, Harwich; Annisquam 
River, Gloucester; Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth; Connecticut River, Hol- 
yoke; Connecticut River, West Springfield; Duxbury Harbor, Duxbury; Fal- 
mouth Inner Harbor, West Falmouth Harbor, Wild Harbor, Waquoit Bay, Fal- 
mouth; Gloucester Inner Harbor, Green Harbor, Marshfield; Herring River, Har- 
wich; Manchester Harbor; Nobscusset Harbor, Dennis; Plymouth Harbor, 
Plymouth; Quisset Harbor, Falmouth; Scituate Harbor, Scituate; Skaket Chan- 
nel, Brewster; Vineyard Haven Harbor. 

Public hearings have been held, certain estimates of cost made, but no work 
has been done to carry out the improvements petitioned for in Allen's Harbor, 
Harwich; Connecticut River, Holyoke; Connecticut River, West Springfield; 
Duxbury Harbor, Duxbury; Falmouth Inner Harbor, West Falmouth Harbor, 
Wild Harbor, Waquoit Bay, Falmouth; Gloucester Inner Harbor; Green Har- 
bor, Marshfield; Herring River, Harwich; Nobscusset Harbor, Dennis; 
Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth; Quisset Harbor, Falmouth; Skaket Channel, 
Brewster; Vineyard Haven Harbor. 

Information relating to work previously done in various rivers and harbors of 
the Commonwealth may be found in the annual reports of the Board of Harbor 
and Land Commissioners, the Commission on Waterways and Public Lands, the 
Division of Waterways and Public Lands of the Department of Public Works, 
and in the tables of the Appendix accompanying the present report. These 
tables show localities, character of work, appropriations and expenditures by the 
Commonwealth, and certain appropriations and expenditures by the Federal 
Government. 

An account of the work done during the year 1929, for the improvement of 
rivers, harbors, tide waters and foreshores outside of Boston Harbor, follows. 

Allen's Harbor, Harwich 

During the year the erosion of the shore easterly of the east jetty at Allen's 
Harbor became so serious that protective measures were imperative. Under let- 
ter contracts with the Owen W. Duffy Company the timber fence was repaired, 
extended 100 feet farther to the east and reenforced by riprap along the front. 
The work was completed Sept. 17, 1929, at a contract cost of $2,338.90. Toward 
the cost of this work a contribution of $600 was made by the town of Harwich. 

Amount expended during the year, $3,272.39. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1929, $26,465.72. 

Annisquam River, Gloucester 

Hearing was held Jan. 30, 1929, upon the petition of the Gloucester Maritime 
Association, and others, for redredging Annisquam River to a depth of 8 feet at 
mean low water. 

A survey of the river showed a prevailing depth of about 5 feet at mean low 
water. On June 11, 1929, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company to dredge the existing channel to a depth of 8 feet at 
mean low water from deep water north of Wolf Hill to a point just south of 
Blynman Bridge, a distance of approximately 8,650 feet. The contract prices for 
this dredging were: for dredging and disposing of the dredged material at sea, 
51 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing of 
boulders, $20 per cubic yard. Work under this contract was completed Sept. 24, 
1929, at a contract cost of $26,035.88. Toward the cost of this dredging a con- 
tribution of $7,000 was made by the city of Gloucester. 

Amount expended during the year, $29,016.99. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1929, $170,975.20. 

Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth 

Hearing was held Jan. 30, 1929, upon the petition of the Selectmen of Dennis 
and Yarmouth for dredging in Bass River and for repairing the jetties at the 
entrance. 

On Nov. 19, 1929, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 



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tracting Company, for the construction of an extension to the easterly jetty at 
the entrance to Bass River, at a contract price of $6.15 per ton of 2,000 pounds 
for furnishing and placing all stone riprap and chips in the jetty. This exten- 
sion is to be about 600 feet long, of heavy stone riprap with a core of small stone 
chips. Work has not yet begun under this contract. No contract has been made 
for the dredging requested. 

Amount expended during the year, $1,570.53. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1929, $116,961.23. 

Bkant Rock, Marshfield 

The work done in 1927 and 1928 in placing concrete footing under a portion 
of the sea wall at Brant Rock was continued under letter contract of Apr. 23, 
1929, with Frank H. Barry for placing 125 feet of such footing. The work was 
completed June 12, 1929, at a contract cost of $971.37. 

Amount expended during the year, $1,153.97. 

Connecticut River 

Hadley and Northampton. — A survey has been made this year of the section 
of the Connecticut River, about 12,000 feet long, extending from the North- 
;uni >ton-Hadley highway bridge to Sheppard's Island in Hadley and Northamp- 
ton. Serious erosion has taken place during the past thirty years in this section, 
particularly at a point just north of the bend in the river above Sheppard's 
Island. A part of the purpose of the survey was to secure information from 
which a model could be made by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and 
experiments carried on to determine the most feasible method of checking this 
erosion. The Institute will assume the entire cost of the model and the experi- 
ments and will make the results available for the use of the Department. 

Amount expended for survey work during the year, $465.48. 

Northfield. — The attention of the Department was called in the spring to the 
erosion on the westerly bank of Connecticut River north of the Mt. Hermon 
Bridge, progressing at a rate that threatened to damage the westerly abutment 
of the highway bridge. 

A contract was made on May 21, 1929, with the Kelleher Corporation to fur- 
nish and place about 1.000 tons of stone riprap on the west bank of Connecticut 
River, north of this bridge, at a contract price of $2.40 for each ton of riprap 
furnished in place. This work of protecting with stone riprap about 400 linear 
feet of the west bank of the river, was completed Julv 21, 1929, at a contract 
cost of $2,888.82. 

Amount expended during the year, $2,934.81. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1929, $9,028.90. 

Cotuit Harbor, Barnstable 

Hearing was held Jan. 30, 1929, upon the petition of the Selectmen of Barn- 
stable for dredging the entrance to Cotuit Harbor in Barnstable. 

On July 30, 1929, a contract was made with William E. Burke to redredge a 
length of about 1,600 feet of the entrance channel to a depth of 7 feet at mean 
low water with a bottom width of 100 feet, and to remove a shoal. The contract 
prices for the work are: for dredging and disposing of the dredged material at 
sea, 65 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing of 
boulders, $15 per cubic yard. The work was completed Nov. 27, 1929, at a 
contract cost of $10,340.85. Toward the cost of the dredging a contribution of 
$5,000 was made by the town of Barnstable. 

Amount expended during the year, $10,993. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1929, $81,303.99. 

Cotuit Shore Protection, Barnstable 

The timber bulkhead built by the Commonwealth for the protection of a part 
of the shore at Cotuit was destroyed by severe storms during the year. In 
August a complaint was received that sections of the structure were floating in 
tide water and were likely to become a menace to navigation. A letter contract 
was made with Louis A. Byrne for the removal of the damaged portion of the 
bulkhead for the lump sum of $289. This work was completed Oct. 20, 1929. 

Amount expended during the year, $245.65. 



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Falmouth Shore Protection 

An inspection in the early spring found the riprap placed last year in front of 
the sea wall at Falmouth Heights, partially dislodged and scattered upon the 
beach. A letter contract was made with George W. Starbuck to replace this 
stone for the lump sum of $254. This work was completed Apr. 10, 1929. 

Amount expended during the year, $254. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1929, 
$57,963.13. 

Gun Rock — Green Hill Sea Wall, Hull 

In October a request was received from residents in the vicinity for repairs 
to the sea wall built by the Commonwealth between Gun Rock and Green Hill. 
An examination of the structure showed the main sea wall in good condition, but 
the spur jetties in front seriously damaged and the beach eroded to a consider- 
able extent. 

A contract was made on Nov. 19, 1929, with Bradford Weston for the con- 
struction of three concrete spur jetties in front of this sea wall at a contract 
price of $15 for each cubic yard of concrete in place in the completed work, in- 
cluding all excavation, backfilling and incidental work. No work has begun 
under this contract. 

No expenditure during the year. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1929, $37,906.21. 

Hoosic River 
Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, North Adams and Williamstown 

In accordance with the provisions of chapter 28 of the Resolves of 1928, the 
Department made a special report to the Legislature, House No. Ill of 1929, 
relative to protecting the cities and towns in the Hoosic and Connecticut Valleys 
from flood damage. By chapter 36 of the Resolves of 1929 the Department was 
directed to make a further survey and study of this matter. 

During the year a survey has been made of a large part of the south branch 
of the Hoosic River through the town of Adams and an examination made of 
this river in other towns of the Valley. A special report has been prepared for 
presentation to the Legislature of 1930, as required by the Resolve. 

North Adams 
At the beginning of the year work was in progress under contract of Oct. 16, 

1928, with Warner Bros, and Goodwin, Inc., for excavation and the removal of 
debris to remedy conditions left by the flood in Hoosic River, North Adams. In 
the spring the work was extended to provide for additional excavation in the 
river just below a thickly settled part of the city. The whole work, under the 
provisions of chapter 310 of the Acts of 1928, was completed Mav 18, 1929, at a 
contract cost of $17,213.36. 

Amount expended during the year, $10,868.40. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 

1929, $21,271.67. 

Lewis Bay, Barnstable and Yarmouth 

The work of dredging a channel under contract of Oct. 23, 1928, with the Bay 
State Dredging and Contracting Company, was completed Jan. 8, 1929, at a con- 
tract cost of $34,364.72. From the 9-foot contour in the outer bay to the town 
wharf a channel 9 feet deep at mean low water has been dredged to widths vary- 
ing from 75 feet to 100 feet on the bottom, with increased width at the turns. 
Toward the cost of this work a contribution of $1,500 was made by the town of 
Yarmouth and of $17,309.29 by the town of Barnstable. 

Amount expended during the year, $23,874.51. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1929, $66,631.28. 

Manchester Harbor, Manchester 

Hearing was held Jan. 30, 1929, upon the petition of the Selectmen of Man- 
chester for the removal of Bow Bell Ledge, so called, in the entrance channel to 
Manchester Harbor. The dredging of a channel around this ledge in 1928 
showed that the larger portion of the area is actually composed of boulders 
lying close together. 

On Mar. 26, 1929, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 



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tracting Company for dredging three areas in Manchester Harbor, the area 
designated as "Bow Bell" in the entrance channel, to a depth of 8 feet at mean 
low water, and the other areas to > a depth of 6 feet at mean low water. The con- 
tract prices were as follows: for dredging area known as Bow Bell Ledge and 
disposing of the dredged material, $1.10 per cubic yard, scow measurement; for 
removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard; for dredging areas out- 
side Bow Bell Ledge and disposing of dredged material, 49 cents per cubic yard, 
scow measurement. This dredging was completed June 4, 1929, at a contract 
cost of $11,797.91. Toward the cost of the work a contribution of $6,500 was 
made by the town of Manchester. 

Under this contract the larger part of the area known as Bow Bell Ledge was 
removed. The survey made after the completion of the work showed above the 
8-foot contour about 2,377 cubic yards of remaining material which cannot be 
removed without the use of explosives. 

Amount expended during the year, $13,298.52. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1929, $163,776.57. 

New Bedford Harbor, New Bedford and Fairhaven 

Harbor lines in New Bedford Harbor have been established by various acts of 
the Legislature beginning at a comparatively early date. Some difficulty has 
been found in determining the exact location of some of these lines, and con- 
fusion has resulted from the failure of the State lines at many points to coincide 
with the lines established by the U. S. War Department in this harbor. The 
matter was discussed at a hearing held by the U. S. Engineers at New Bedford 
and a suggestion adopted to attempt to fix a common Federal and State line. 

After a survey by the U. S. War Department a Federal harbor line was es- 
tablished coinciding in part with certain of the State lines. The Department then 
recommended to the Legislature the adoption of the U. S. lines by the Common- 
wealth. Chapter 80 of the Acts of 1929 establishes the lines of the War Depart- 
ment as the State harbor lines. This action has resolved the difficulties of 
conflicting lines in this harbor. 

New Bedford State Pier 

The larger portion of this pier has been since September, 1927, under lease to 
the Lamport Manufacturing Supply Company, Inc. 

The lease provides for the use by the Company of a specified portion of the 
pier for a period of ten years beginning Sept. 1, 1927, at a rental of $6,000 per 
year for the first five years, and of $10,000 per year for the five years following. 
The Company agrees by the terms of the lease to provide reasonable facilities 
for vessels desiring to use the present unenclosed area of the pier for water-borne 
commerce, as well as reasonable accommodation for loading and unloading cargo. 
The charges made for such uses of the pier are to be those established by the 
Department, effective since July 15, 1925. 

During the year minor repairs have been made to the pier including jacking 
up the floor of a portion of the timber shed and the placing of new foundations* 
underneath, repairs to the concrete chocks and the repainting of a large part of 
the outside of the pier. 

Two transportation companies have occupied space this year in the Immigra- 
tion Shed, the only building on the pier not included in the lease to the Lamport 
Manufacturing Supply Company, Inc. 

Amount expended for operation and maintenance during the year, $2,821.93. 

Income during the year, $8,272.75. Total expenditure for operation and main- 
tenance to Dec. 1, 1929, $50,714.09. 

Nobscusset Harbor, Dennis 

Hearing was held Jan. 30, 1929, on the petition of the Selectmen for an ad- 
ditional barrier to prevent the movement of sand into the harbor. 

A letter contract was made on June 18, 1929, with George W. Starbuck to 
build about 150 linear feet of timber fence and to place stone riprap around the 
outer end of the structure. This work was completed July 27, 1929, at a con- 



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tract cost of $1,353.38. Toward this cost a contribution of $750 was made by 
the town of Dennis. 

Amount expended during the year, $1,606.38. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1929, $41,385.22. 

Oak Bluffs Shore Protection 

Hearing was held Jan. 30, 1929, upon the petition of the Selectmen for pro- 
tective work along the shore at the Highlands. 

Examination of the locality showed that considerable erosion was taking place 
along this shore for a distance of about one-half mile and was undermining the 
highway to some extent. 

A contract was made on July 2, 1929, with C. W. Blakeslee and Sons, Inc., 
for the construction of about 2,150 linear feet of creosoted timber bulkhead and 
43 creosoted timber spur jetties, each 25 feet long, upon this shore. The con- 
tract prices for this work were: for furnishing all materials and constructing 
the main creosoted timber bulkhead, $16 for each linear foot of completed bulk- 
head in place; for furnishing all materials and constructing the creosoted timber 
spur jetties, $8 for each linear foot of completed spur jetty in place; for fur- 
nishing and placing all filling, $2.70 for each cubic yard measured in place. This 
work was completed Oct. 28, 1929, at a contract cost of $48,174.90. Toward the 
cost of the structure a contribution of $25,000 was made by the town of Oak 
Bluffs. 

After this work was completed a letter contract was made with Antonio White 
to place 820 cubic yards of additional filling back of the bulkhead for the lump 
sum of $1,106. This work is now in progress. 

Amount expended during the year, $42,423.55. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1929, $132,745.53. 

Commonwealth Property at Plymouth 

The unexpended balance of the appropriation made in 1928 for the mainte- 
nance and repair of property at Plymouth acquired by the. Pilgrim Tercentenary 
Commission and placed under the jurisdiction of the Department by vote of the 
Governor and Council on July 17, 1924, was used for the work necessary during 
the year. 

A portion of the timber deck of the State Pier was replaced under an agree- 
ment of June 3, 1929, with George W. Starbuck, by which labor and equipment 
were furnished by the contractor, and material by the Commonwealth. The work 
was completed July 5, 1929, at a contract cost of $929.48 for labor and equip- 
ment. 

This year one caretaker has been employed permanently for the necessary 
work at the grounds and additional help has been secured as required. 

Amount expended during the year, $5,027.41. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1929, $31,077.85. 

Provincetown Shore Protection 

Late in 1928 the attention of the Department was called to the serious erosion 
of the upland at Provincetown easterly of the end of the riprap placed along 
the State highway in 1924, 1926 and 1927. An examination showed the erosion 
proceeding for a considerable distance along the shore upon property privately 
owned. 

It was decided in December to build as an experiment a section of wire fence 
upon this beach in order to observe the effect of the structure upon the continu- 
ance of erosion. A letter contract was made with George W. Starbuck to build 
about 72 linear feet of wire fencing along the shore. This work was completed 
Jan. 4, 1929, at a contract cost of $149.76. Toward this cost a contribution of 
$75 was made by the owners of the upland back of the fence. Up to the end 
of the present fiscal year the fence has been effective in checking erosion. 

Amount expended during the year, $149.76. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1929, $28,559.87. 

Provincetown Tercentenary Commission 

During the year the land at Provincetown acquired by the Provincetown Ter- 
centenary Commission and placed under the control of the Department June 23, 









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192G, has been cared for from funds appropriated for the use of the Province 
Lands. One employee of the Department has been kept at work during the 
summer to maintain this park in proper condition. 

Scituate Harbor, Scituate 

Hearing was held Jan. 30, 1929, upon the petition of the Selectmen for dredg- 
ing an anchorage basin and removing shoals from the entrance channel at Scitu- 
ate Harbor. 

On Apr. 9, 1929, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company to dredge an anchorage basin along the north side of the en- 
trance channel to a depth of 6 feet at mean low water, to remove certain shoals 
in the entrance channel to a depth of 8 feet at mean low water, and to remove 
shoals from a channel leading to the Scituate Yacht Club. The contract prices 
were: for dredging and disposing of material at sea, 54.8 cents per cubic yard, 
scow measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. 
The dredging was completed June 24, 1929, at a contract cost of $38,995.60. 
Toward the cost of the work a contribution of $20,000 was made by the town of 
Scituate. Under this contract the area of the anchorage basin in this harbor 
was increased about 4Vk acres. 

Amount expended during the year, $40,362.67. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1929, $165,648.78. 

Scituate Sea Walls 

During the year minor repairs were found necessary to sea walls at North 
Scituate and to the breakwater at Lighthouse Point at the Sand Hills, on ac- 
count of erosion from frost and from the action of the sea. Under a letter con- 
tract with Frank H. Barry for such repairs, the work was completed Nov. 27, 
1929, at a contract cost of $517.55. 

Amount expended during the year, $439.92. 

Seapuit River, Barnstable 

Work under contract of Sept. 4, 1928, with the Trimount Dredging Company 
was completed Jan. 7, 1929, at a contract cost of $24,227.84. This dredging has 
provided a channel 40 feet wide on the bottom and 6 feet deep at mean low 
water from the 6-foot contour in the West Bay entrance channel to the 6-foot 
contour in Cotuit Harbor. 

Amount expended during the year, $9,304.87. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1929, $25,088.55. 

Waquoit Bay, Falmouth and Mashpee 

Work under letter contract of Nov. 2, 1928, with John A. Davis for repairing 
the breakwater at the harbor entrance by placing concrete in bags at low places 
in the structure, was completed Dec. 7, 1928, at a contract cost of $1,274. 

Amount expended during the year, $275.65. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1929, 
$57,424.50. 

West Bay, Barnstable 

Work under contract of Jan. 9, 1928, with the Wianno Dredge Company, Inc., 
was completed Aug. 17, 1929, at a contract cost of $17,796.66. 

Amount expended during the year, $7,121.23. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1929, $109,931.84. 

West Harwich Shore Protection 

Work under letter contract of Nov. 20, 1928, with Louis A. Byrne for the con- 
struction of two sections of wire fence as an experiment in checking erosion along 
the shore was completed Dec. 8, 1928, at a contract cost of $569.80. 

Hearing was held Jan. 30, 1929, on the petition of Grace E. Phipps, and 
others, for protective work along the shore for a distance of about 3,000 feet 
where serious erosion has been proceeding for some years. 

As the sections of wire fence built in 1928 appeared to be reducing the ero- 
sion, it was decided to extend this method of protection along the shore. 

A contract was made on Oct. 29, 1929, with Edward E. Crowell and Isaiah 
Kelley to construct about 2,250 linear feet of wire fence extending along the 
beach at West Harwich with spur jetties 24 feet long and 54 feet apart extend- 



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ing at right angles to the fence, at the following contract prices: for furnishing 
materials and constructing the wire fence, including all excavation, back filling 
and the furnishing, placing and weighting of the seaweed and brush, and main- 
taining fence for one year, $1.55 for each linear foot; for furnishing materials 
and constructing spur jetties, including all incidental work and maintenance for 
one year, $1.55 for each linear foot. Work under this contract has not yet be- 
gun. 

Amount expended during the year, $1,009.30. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1925, $13,493.41. 

Winthrop Shore 

Point Shirley Sea Wall. — For several years the sea wall at Point Shirley has 
shown gradual deterioration due to erosion by the sea, until at certain points 
the face of the wall was cut away to a depth of two feet. 

On Apr. 2, 1929, a contract was made with the National Gunite Contracting 
Company to repair the face and top of the wall, with cement mortar placed by 
the gunite process. The contract prices for this work were: for all costs of 
transporting plant and men to the site of the work and back to the original 
starting point upon completion of the work, the lump sum of $220; for furnish- 
ing all reenforcing steel, 13 -cents for each square foot measured in place; for 
furnishing all cement, sand, water, power, equipment and all labor and materials 
required to perform the necessary chipping, cleaning and placing of the gunite, 
$3.80 for each bag of cement used in the completed gunite work; for excavating 
a trench along the face of the wall, $1 for each cubic yard measured in place. 
This work was completed Apr. 29, 1929, at a contract cost of $1,925.82. 

Amount expended during the year, $2,046.22. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1929, $97,343.71. 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Great Ponds 

Jurisdiction over great ponds belonging to the Commonwealth was conferred 
upon the Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners by chapter 318, Acts of 1888. 
This act applies to ponds containing in their natural state ten or more acres of 
land. Authority to sell and convey or lease, subject to the approval of the Gov- 
ernor and Council, any of the islands owned by the State in great ponds was 
later given by chapter 379, Acts of 1904, now section 2, chapter 91, General 
Laws. 

During the year the Department has considered matters relating to: Cedar 
Pond, Carver; Center Lake, Becket; Crystal Lake, Newton; Furnace Pond, 
Pembroke; Great Herring Pond, Plymouth; Gould Pond, Holland; Green- 
water Pond, Becket; Hampton Ponds, Easthampton; Harts Pond, Chelmsford 
and Westford; Knop Pond, Groton; Lake Chaubunagungamaug, Webster; Lake 
Mascuppic or Tyngs Pond, Tyngsborough ; Lake Quannapowitt, Wakefield; 
Lake Quinsigamond, Shrewsbury and Grafton; Lake Whalom, Lunenburg; Lake 
Winthrop, Holliston; Learned's Pond, Framingham; Little Alum Pond, Brim- 
field; Little Sandy Bottom Pond, Pembroke; Long Pond, Brewster and Har- 
wich; LovelPs Pond, Barnstable; Maquan Pond, Hanson; Pontoosuc Lake, 
Pittsfield; Silver Lake, Pittsfield; Stockb ridge Bowl, Stockbridge; Ward Pond, 
Ashburnham; Warner Lake, Greenfield; Wedge Pond, Winchester; Yokum 
Pond, Becket. 

During the year, surveys of the following great ponds have been made: 

Gould Pond or Lost Lake, Brimfield-Holland 

Area at time of survey 14.69 acres 

Area of natural pond 13.52 acres 

Maximum depth 11.8 feet 

Hart or Baptist Pond, Chelmsford and Westford 

Area at time of survey 93 .84 acres 

Area of natural pond 80.87 acres 



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The area of this pond is divided between the two towns as follows : 

86.83 acres in Chelmsford 

7.01 acres in Westford 
Maximum depth 22.0 feet 

Wedge Pond, Winchester 

Area at time of survey 24.38 acres 

Area of natural pond 20.99 acres 

Maximum depth 18.0 feet 

Winthrop Pond, Holliston 

Area of pond at high water line . . . 101.08 acres 

Area of natural pond 91.30 acres 

Maximum depth 20.5 feet 

These areas are exclusive of the areas of three islands within this pond which 
are owned by the Commonwealth, the areas of which at high water line are as 
follows : 

Rat Island 0.56 acres 

Berry Island 0.21 acres 

Grape Island 0.45 acres 

Amount expended during the year, $1,728.57. Total expenditures, $13,872.13. 

Access to Great Ponds 

During the year no petitions relative to public access to great ponds were filed 
in accordance with the provisions of chapter 453 of the Acts of 1923. 

A special report under date of December 31, 1928, was made to the Legislature 
relative to acquiring a right of way for public access to Lake Chaubunagunga- 
maug in the town of Webster. The report discusses three locations suggested for 
the public right of way to this pond and concludes : 

"The Joint Board is of the opinion that any one of these three parcels 
of land above referred to would give the public adequate approach to 
the shores of this lake. While there are a number of amusement parks 
on the shores of this pond available for public use, the Board is of the 
opinion that at least one public right of way should be taken. Any one 
of the three locations referred to would give a satisfactory approach. 
The grade crossing at Union Point is a serious obstacle, but it is be- 
lieved that during the summer months, when this location would be of 
use, arrangements should be made with the railroad to protect this 
crossing. 

The Board believes that the approach should be acquired by pur- 
chase and not by lease, and recommends that the choice of the location 
be left to the local authorities subject to the approval of the Depart- 
ment." 

Province Lands 

The territory belonging to the Commonwealth known as the Province Lands 
at Provincetown comprises about 3,290 acres lying northerly and westerly of a 
line described in chapter 470, Acts of 1893. By the terms of this act the Board 
of Harbor and Land Commissioners was given general care and supervision of 
this area. 

Reclamation work under the direction of a superintendent has been carried on 
since 1894. To check the movement of the sand the barren dunes are first cov- 
ered with brush or planted with beach grass. The grass is pulled in bunches 
about two inches thick and transplanted in rows about 4 feet apart and 6 inches 
deep. The transplanted grass lives between three and four years. This work is 
followed and reinforced by the transplanting of trees and shrubs. 

During the year work on these lands has been continued in accordance with 
these methods.. Five acres of sand dunes have been covered with brush and 
four acres of bayberry were transplanted to reinforce areas previously planted. 



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In addition 18,000 native pines on the sod have been transplanted and 180,000 
seedlings of Scotch and Austrian pines planted. 

During the year a section of State highway about l 1 /^ miles long was built 
over a portion of these lands to connect with a town road at the westerly end of 
Provincetown. This highway makes an excellent bathing beach accessible for 
public use. 

The sum of $164.40 has been paid into the State Treasury during the year 
from licenses issued for cultivating and picking cranberries on the bogs and for 
mowing meadows and from permits for occupying certain areas on these lands. 

Under the provisions of chapter 77 of the Acts of 1864, certain upland and 
flats of the Province Lands were ceded to the Federal Government for the Long 
Point Military Reservation. In accordance with an Act of Congress approved 
June 7, 1926, about 525 acres of this property have been reconveyed to the Com- 
monwealth. The portion returned to the State is an area known as Long Beach. 
The land consists of a sand ridge of varying width extending along the high 
water line, and of certain marsh lands north of the ridge. Under the provisions 
of section 2 of chapter 91 of the General Laws, the Department now exercises 
jurisdiction over this property. 

Of the area originally granted the Federal Government has retained four par- 
cels, one upon which the Wood End Light is located, one for the Coast Guard 
Station, and two for the range beacons used in testing U. S. Naval submarines. 
Over three of these parcels, however, the National Government provides that the 
Commonwealth shall have a right of way, not exceeding 100 feet in width, and 
the privilege of maintaining thereon a public highway, in a location subject to 
the approval of the Federal Government. 

Amount expended during the year, $5,000. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1929, $126,072.28. 

Conserving and Equalizing the Flow of Water in Rivers and Streams 

By chapter 359, Acts of 1909, chapter 564, Acts of 1912, and chapter 84, re- 
solves of 1917, cooperation was established between the Commonwealth and the 
Water Resources Branch of the United States Geological Survey, so that results 
of work relating to the gauging of streams within the Commonwealth and other 
work of a similar character carried on by the said survey have been obtained 
for use by the Department and are available for other Departments of the 
Commonwealth. Toward the cost of this work the Department has paid during 
the year, $4,000. 

During the year the United States Geological Survey established two new 
gauging stations, one on the Connecticut River south of the Boston and Maine 
Railroad Bridge in Montague, and one at Gibbs Crossing on the Ware River 
in Ware. One third of the cost of these stations was paid by the Federal Gov- 
ernment and two-thirds by the Metropolitan District Water Supply Commis- 
sion. The stations will, however, be operated jointly by the U. S. Geological 
Survey and by this Department. 

Re-establishment of Certain Triangulation Stations 

By section 33, chapter 91, General Laws, the Department is authorized to 
make such surveys and to do such other work as may be required by any order 
of the Land Court, to re-establish and permanently mark certain triangulation 
stations previously established in connection with the topographical survey 
of the Commonwealth and the town boundary survey, which have been lost or 
destroyed, and to obtain the geographical positions of such new points and sta- 
tions as may be required from time to time by the Court. 

During the year the locations of the following triangulation stations were de- 
termined and permanently marked on the ground, and geographical positions 
furnished to the Land Court; 26 stations in Chatham; 5 stations at Cotuit in 
the town of Barnstable; 9 stations in Nantucket. 

Amount expended during the year, $1,000. 

Town Boundary Lines 

Under the provisions of chapter 96 of the Acts of 1881, the courses of the 
boundary lines between adjacent cities and towns bordering upon the sea wera 



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defined by the Harbor and Land Commissioners to the exterior line of the Com- 
monwealth. During the year requests have been received from several towns 
for the establishment of permanent ranges on the land to determine the direc- 
tion of the boundary line in tide water from the shore to the exterior line of the 
Commonwealth. 

The demand for this work appears to be due largely to changes in the laws 
governing fishing and to fishing regulations making necessary the accurate de- 
termination of town boundary lines in tide water. It seems likely that the 
need for the establishment of these ranges will increase in the future. Consider- 
able work is, of course, involved in the fixing of these points. This year boun- 
dary lines in tide water have been determined in the towns of Chatham, Orleans, 
Eastham and Wellfleet. 

Certain work has also been done in reproducing the locations of several town 
boundary monuments lost or destroyed, and in re-establishing by this means 
portions of town boundary lines in Eastham, Wellfleet, Milton, Grafton, Men- 
don, Shrewsbury and Quincy. 

Licenses and Permits 
During the year 105 licenses were granted for work to be done in tide waters, 
great ponds, Connecticut River and Merrimack River, and 104 permits for mis- 
cellaneous purposes. The Department also approved 111 permits granted by 
cities and towns for the construction and maintenance of fish weirs in tide water. 



DETAILS OF EXPENDITURES FOR 

For Development and Improvement in Boston 

Payments 

Boston Harbor .... 

Dredging and filling 

Special appropriations 
Commonwealth Flats, East Boston 

Special appropriations 
Commonwealth Flats, So. Boston 

Streets, piers and railroads 
Castle Island ... . . 

Dredging and filling 

Castle Island sea wall repairs . 
Commonwealth Pier No. 5, South 
Boston 

Construction 

Operation and supervision 
Commonwealth Pier No. 1, East 
Boston 

Construction 

Operation and Maintenance 
Commonwealth Pier No. 6 
Dry Dock 
Hay ward Creek 
Mystic River 
Maiden River . 
Chelsea Creek . 

Commercial Point, Dorchester Bay 
Maintenance of Property of Com- 
monwealth 

Maintenance of property . 



WATERWAYS 
Harbor, 1859-1929, Incl. 



To Nov. 30, 1928 


1929 


Total 


$1,718,560 62 1 


$910 21 






11,792 60 


$1,731,263 43 


3,071,332 79 2 








16,182 32 


3,087,515 11 


4,872,087 79 








35 90 


4,872,123 69 


735,155 95 


1,390 50 






837 74 


737,384 19 


4,014,790 45 


^^_ 


4,014,790 45 


1,205,637 83 


100,669 70 


1,306,307 53 


1,199,703 23 




1,199,703 23 


87,734 72 


7,709 98 


95,444 70 


1,092,149 06 


— 


1,092,149 06 


3,169,651 15 3 


— 


3,169,651 15 


385,959 61 4 


— 


385,959 61 


428,463 41 5 


— 


428,463 41 


32,268 70 6 


. — 


32,268 70 


60,519 88 


— 


60,519 88 


53,213 10 


— 


53,213 10 


663,474 14 








128,080 34 


791,554 48 


$22,790,702 43 


$267,609 29 $23,058,311 72 



1 Contribution by Quincy Market Cold Storage and Warehouse Corporation, $4,000.00. 

1 Appropriated by City of Boston, $10,000.00. 

s $17,788.73 additional paid by State Treasurer from Development of Port of Boston Loan Sinking Fund. 

* Contributions by Massachusetts Oil Refining Company and Bethlehem Ship Building Corporation, 
$38,600.00; paid by State Treasurer for land taking, $3,725.27. 

* Contribution by Merrimac Chemical Company, $19,182.50; contribution by Beacon Oil Company, 
$50,000.00. 

8 Expended by United States Government, $31,000.00; contribution by Standard Oil Company of New 
York, $600.00. 



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Expenditures and Contributions for Improvement of Small Harbors and 
Channels within Boston Harbor, under the Direction of the De- 
partment of Public Works and Its Predecessors, from 1893 to 1929, 
Inclusive 

Contributions by 
Municipality Total 

Locality and Character of Work or Others Expenditure 

Cottage Park Channel, Winthrop, dredging . . $1,000 00 $22,012 08 

Dorchester, Easterly Shore, dredging and survey 1,000 00 128,948 71 

Harbor View, dredging — 146 00 

Hingham Harbor, dredging 6,500 00 41,595 12 

Hough's Neck Channel, Quincy, dredging . . 3,500 00 29,856 28 

Island End River, Everett, survey .... — 264 10 

Jeffries Point Channel, dredging .... 3,009 11 

Mystic River (near Lawrence and Wiggin's 

Wharf), dredging 

Neponset River, dredging 

Old Harbor Cove, dredging 

Orient Heights Channel, dredging . 

Pemberton Point, Hull, breakwater 

Pleasant Park Yacht Club Channel, dredging 

Point Allerton, Hull, sea wall . 

Point Shirley, dredging .... 

Quincy Bay, dredging .... 

Shirley Gut, Boston- Winthrop, dredging 

South Boston, Southerly Shore, dredging 

Stony Beach, Hull, sea wall 

Town River, Quincy, survey and dredging 

Weir River, Hull, dredging 

Wessagussett Channel, dredging 

Weymouth, Fore River, dredging .... 8,250 00 

Winthrop Harbor Channels, dredging . . . 1,700 00 



10,000 00 



60,000 00 

3,000 00 

50,000 00 

7,150 00 



14,750 00 
25,000 00 



5,927 70 

101,751 12 

9,821 69 

45,323 67 

90,520 98 

14,513 92 

75,127 05 

3,713 37 

71,263 17 

2,110 96 

129,542 08 

12,326 09 

16,643 58 

130,963 51 

815 20 

69,469 09 

39,783 58 



$191,850 00 $1,045,448 16 



$600 00 
7,000 00 
1,500 00 
1,230 45 



Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor 
from Dec. 1, 1928, to Nov. 30, 1929 
Location and Character of Work Contributions 

Allen's Harbor, Harwich, timber fence, riprap 
and jetties 

Annisquam River, Gloucester, dredging 

Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth, survey . 

Brant Rock, Marshfield, sea wall repairs 

Brewster, Skaket Inlet, survey .... 

Connecticut River, surveys 

Connecticut River, Hadley, earth dike and riprap 

Connecticut River, Hatfield, earth dike and riprap 

Connecticut River, Northfield, riprap . 

Cotuit Harbor, Cotuit, dredging 

Duxbury Harbor, Duxbury, survey 

Falmouth Heights, Falmouth, sea wall repairs 

Great Ponds, survey 

Green Harbor, Marshfield, survey . 

Gun Rock Point, Hull, breakwater repairs . 

Hoosac River, North Adams, excavation . 

Improvement of rivers and harbors, general ex- 
penses 

Ipswich River, Ipswich, survey 

Lewis Bay, Barnstable, dredging . 

Manchester Harbor, Manchester, dredging . 



5,000 00 



6,135 41 



2,309 29 
6,500 00 



Work 

Expenditures 

$3,272 39 

29,016 99 

1,570 53 

1,153 97 

617 19 

465 48 

5,947 95 

4,689 95 

2,934 81 

11,238 65 

213 30 

254 00 

1,728 57 

165 19 

1,828 16 

10,868 40 

1,817 69 

90 00 

23,874 51 

13,298 52 



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Expenditures and Contributions, 
Location and Character of Work 
Nobscusset Harbor, Dennis, timber fence and rip- 



79 
Etc. — Continued 

Contributions Expenditures 



rap 



$750 00 


$1,606 38 


25,000 00 


42,423 55 


— 


54 49 


75 00 


149 76 


— 


710 31 


— 


1,159 08 


20,000 00 


40,362 67 





139 92 


— 


300 00 


— 


9,304 87 


— 


275 65 


— 


7,121 23 


— 


1,009 30 


— 


241 84 


— 


2,046 22 


— 


8,373 35 


$76,100 15 


$230,324 87 



Oak Bluffs, bulkhead and jetties . 
Plymouth Harbor, survey .... 
Provincetown Harbor, shore protection . 
Quamquisset Harbor, Falmouth, survey 
Rock Harbor, Orleans, dredging 
Scituate Harbor, dredging .... 
Scituate : 

Cedar Point, sea wall repairs . 

North Scituate, surfside sea wall repairs 
Seapuit River, Barnstable, dredging 
Waquoit Bay, Falmouth, breakwater repairs 
West Bay, Barnstable, dredging 
West Harwich, shore protection 
Wild Harbor, Falmouth, survey 
Winthrop Shore, Winthrop, sea wall repairs 
Wrecks and obstructions, removal of . 



Expenditures and Contributions from 1893 to 1929, Inclusive, for River 
and Harbor Work, under the Direction of the Department of Public 
Works and its Predecessors (Excepting Boston Harbor) 

Contributions by 

Locality and Character of Work 

Acushnet River, inspection and dredging . 

Allen's Harbor, Harwich, shore protection rip- 
rap and jetties 

Allen's Pond, Dartmouth, survey .... 

Angle Tree Monument, reservation . 

Annisquam River, Gloucester, dredging, remov- 
ing ledges and riprap 

Apponagansett Harbor and River, Dartmouth, 
survey, dredging and stone breakwater 

Barnstable Harbor, dredging 

Bass River, Beverly, dredging . . . . 

Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth, jetties, dredg- 
ing and survey 

Beach Street, Scituate. — See Scituate. 

Beverly Harbor, dredging 

Brant Rock, Marshfield, sea wall .... 

Brewster, Skaket Inlet, survey .... 

Buck's Creek, Chatham, jetties, survey and 
dredging 

Buzzard's Bay, Falmouth, survey .... 

Cape Poge, Edgartown, cut through beach, jet- 
ties and riprap 

Cataumet Harbor. — See Megansett Harbor. 

Cedar Point, Scituate. — See Scituate. 

Centerville River, Barnstable, dredging 

Cohasset Harbor, Cohasset, breakwater and 
dredging 

Concord River, Billerica, removing boulders 



Municipality 
or Others 


Total 
Expenditure 


— 


$119,792 10 


$8,227 50 


$26,465 72 
195 95 


— 


1,306 22 


13,250 00 


170,975 20 


1,500 00 
55,535 75 


55,786 05 
18,554 64 
81,075 56 


4,000 00 


116,961 23 


6,556 60 


50,000 00 1 
24,756 08 
617 19 


2,500 00 


39,719 69 
166 11 


16,500 00 


42,396 50 



1,500 00 

33,691 88 
150 00 



7 ; 603 22 

96,646 39 
1,664 59 



1 $50,000.00 expended by U. S. Government. 



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Expenditures and Contributions, Etc. — Continued 

Contributions by 
Municipality Total 

Locality and Character of Work or Others Expenditure 

Connecticut River, investigation of navigation 

and surveys — $8,878 96 

Connecticut River, Agawam, protective work . — 18,814 42 

Connecticut River, Chicopee, survey, wall and 
riprap . . $640 00 25,789 02 

Connecticut River, Hadley, protective work, di- 
version wall and survey 5,000 00 118,740 95 1 

Connecticut River, Hatfield, dikes and riprap . 1,000 00 51,238 61 

Connecticut River, Holyoke, dredging and pro- 
tective work 1,991 29 9,253 27 

Connecticut River, Holyoke, marking and light- 
ing old piers — 1,195 32 

Connecticut River, Northampton, protective 
work — 1,524 20 

Connecticut River, Northfield, riprap ... — 9,028 90 

Connecticut River, South Hadley, wall . . 1,000 00 7,379 58 

Connecticut River, Springfield and West Spring- 
field, protective work — 12,510 08 2 

Conservation of waters, investigation ... — 67,764 54 

Cotuit Harbor, Barnstable, dredging, survey and 
bulkhead repairs 13,183 38 81,303 99 

Cuttyhunk Harbor, Gosnold, jetties and dredging 9,000 00 70,754 18 

Deacon's Pond Harbor. — See Falmouth Inner 
Harbor. 

Duxbury Bay and Harbor, dredging . . . 2,000 00 42,815 59 

East Bay, Osterville, jetties, dredging and re- 
moving scows 10,000 00 70,924 23 

Edgartown Harbor, survey and cut in beach . 300 00 3,496 64 

Ellisville Harbor, Plymouth, dredging and jetty 

repairs — 19,660 43 

Essex County beaches, survey .... — 1,000 00 

Essex River, Essex, dredging .... — 76,304 33 3 

Fall River Harbor, improvement . . . . — 1,130 18 

Falmouth Heights, Falmouth, sea wall and rip- 
rap . 16,222 54 57,963 13 

Falmouth Inner Harbor, dredging, jetties, wall 
and riprap 29,000 00 143,734 26 

First and Second Cliffs, Scituate. — See Scituate. 

Fresh Water Cove, Gloucester, dredging . . 3,300 00 17,477 53 

Gay Head, survey — 555 42 

Glades, North Scituate. — See Scituate. 

Gloucester, Western Avenue, sea wall . . . 35,000 00 60,000 00 

Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, dredging and re- 
moving ledges 7,500 00 118,994 65 

Great Head, Winthrop. — See Winthrop Shore. 

Great Ponds, survey — 13,872 13 

Green Harbor, Marshfield, jetties, dredging, and 

survey ......... - 76,632 04 

Gun Rock Point, Hull, breakwater . . . 16,135 41 77,939 33 

Harbor Cove, Gloucester, survey and dredging . 3,866 00 25,155 04 

Herring Creek, Scituate, survey .... — 253 76 

Herring River, Harwich, jetties, dredging and 

fence . . . ... . . 2,500 00 58,181 14 

Herring River, Wellfleet, dikes and ditches . 10,000 00 34,509 38 

i From 1888 inclusive. 2 From 1891 inclusive. 3 $5,000.00 expended by U. S. Government. 



P.D. 54 



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Expenditures and Contributions, Etc. — Continued 

Contributions by 
Municipality Total 

Locality and Character of Work or Others Expenditure 
Hoosac River, North Adams, excavation and 

survey — 

Housatonic River, Sheffield, survey ... — 

Hull, sea wall and survey $8,882 06 

Humarock Beach, Scituate. — See Scituate. 
Hyannisport, Barnstable, survey and breakwater 2,500 00 
Improvement of rivers and harbors, general ex- 
penses — 

Ipswich River, Ipswich, jetty, wall, riprap and 

dredging 3,800 00 

King's Beach, Swampscott, removal of obstruc- 
tion — 

Lake Anthony, Oak Bluffs, jetties and dredging 5,000 00 

Lake Quannapowitt, Wakefield, investigation . — 

Lewis Bay, Barnstable, survey and dredging . 18,809 29 

Little Harbor, Marblehead, dredging . . . 2,500 00 

Little River, Gloucester, survey .... — 

Lobster Cove, Gloucester, dredging . . 4,500 00 
Lynn Harbor, anchorage basin, survey and 

dredging .;5,200 00 

Lynn Harbor and Saugus River, dredging and 

filling 37,500 00 

Manchester Harbor, survey, jetties and dredging 70,000 00 

Mattapoisett Harbor, survey .... — 

Megansett Harbor, dredging 12,730 00 

Menamsha Inlet, Chilmark and Gay Head jet- 
ties, dredging, sea wall and riprap . . . 2,700 00 
Merrimack River, investigation and survey . — 
Mill River, Gloucester, survey and dredging . 300 00 
Mitchell's River, Chatham, survey and dredging 6,000 00 

Nahant, survey — 

Namequoit River and Pleasant Bay, dredging . 5,500 00 

Nantucket, survey of Sesachacha Pond . . — 

Nantucket Harbor, dredging 5,000 00 

Nauset Harbor and Town Cove, dredging . . 2,000 00 
New Bedford Harbor, dredging .... — 
New Bedford State Pier, pier shed and dredging 13,446 74 * 
New Bedford State Pier, operation and mainte- 
nance — 

Newburyport Harbor, survey .... — 
Nobscusset Harbor, Dennis, breakwater, dredging 

and riprap 1,950 00 

North River, Marshfield, surveys and removing 

rocks . 1,800 00 

North River, Salem, survey — 

North Scituate. — See Scituate. 

Oak Bluffs, removing rocks — 

Oak Bluffs, sea walls, bulkhead and jetties . . 52,500 00 

Ocean Grove, Swansea, survey .... — 

Onset Bay, Wareham, survey and dredging . 1,000 00 

Orleans, survey — 

Palmer's Pond, Falmouth, survey .... — 
Pamet River, Truro, survey, dredging and re- 
pairing jetties 1,200 iOO 

1 Paid by Surety Company. 



$21,271 67 


2,011 29 


37,906 21 


65,017 76 


32,935 68 


59,079 55 


166 41 


75,531 24 


345 32 


66,631 28 


11,166 16 


862 93 


61,603 36 


121,609 22 


,163,431 53 


163,776 57 


255 48 


52,116 66 


116,992 11 


1,208 50 


24,899 59 


23,113 92 


82 15 


28,529 62 


110 66 


58,982 52 


10,671 24 


18,856 57 


494,133 33 


50,714 09 


115 97 


41,385 22 


8,658 75 


704 52 


594 95 


132,745 53 


143 23 


15,295 89 


104 18 


358 76 


198,010 32 



82 



Expenditures and Contributions, 



Locality and Character of Work 
Paskamansett River, Dartmouth, dredging and 

jetty 

Penikese Island, Gosnold, pile wharf and survey 
Pines River, Revere and Saugus, survey . 
Pleasant Bay, Chatham, dredging 
Plum Island River, Newbury and Newburyport, 

survey 

Plymouth Harbor, dredging and removing old 

piling 

Plymouth Memorial Park, maintenance 

Point Shirley, Winthrop. — See Winthrop Shore. 

Popponnessett Bay, Barnstable and Mashpee, 

dredging 

Powow River, Amesbury, dredging channel and 

riprapping wall 

Province Lands, Provincetown, reclamation 
Provincetown Harbor, shore protection 
Quamquisset Harbor, Falmouth, survey . 
Quansett Harbor, Orleans, survey and dredging 
Red Brook Harbor, Bourne, removing pier . 

Revere, stone breakwater 

Rock Harbor, Orleans, dredging .... 
Rockport Harbor, dredging and removing rocks 

Salem Harbor, survey 

Salt Pond River, Eastham, survey 
Salter's Point, Dartmouth, breakwater 
Sand Hills, Scituate. — See Scituate. 
Sandwich Harbor, dredging channel, riprap and 

jetties 

Saugus River, Lynn and Saugus . 
Scituate, shore protection: — 

Beach Street, Scituate, wall and jetties 

Cedar Point, Scituate, wall and breakwater 

First and Second Cliffs, Scituate, wall and rip 
rap 

Glades, North Scituate, filling and riprap 

Humarock Beach, Scituate, survey wall and 
jetties 

North Scituate, Surfside, spur jetties . 

Sand Hills, Scituate, wall and jetties . 

Third Cliff, Scituate, riprap and survey . 
Scituate Harbor, dredging and surveys 
Scorton Harbor, Sandwich, jetty and dredging 
Seapuit River, Barnstable, dredging . 
Sesuit Harbor, Dennis, jetty .... 

Shirley Gut, survey 

Sippican Harbor, Marion, survey . 

Smith's Cove, Gloucester, survey and dredging 

South River, Salem, dredging 

South Watuppa Pond, Fall River, fenders and 

excavation 

Stage Harbor, Chatham, dikes and survey . 
Taunton, Brockton waterways, investigation 
Taunton River, survey and dredging . 



P.D. 54 

Etc. — Continued 
Contributions by 
Municipality Total 

or Others Expenditure 



$600 00 



71,794 55 1 



$5,227 68 

5,192 95 

904 80 

2,364 33 

983 31 

282,686 62 
31,077 85 



— 46,252 33 



— 


502 94 


— 


126,072 28 


75 00 


28,559 87 


— 


710 31 


500 00 


2,194 50 


— 


275 00 


— 


60,397 93 


2,400 00 


20,070 96 


500 00 


15,555 58 


— 


1,509 92 


— 


210 11 


4,500 00 


42,939 57 


, 


80,579 84 


2,000 00 


20,845 17 


17,333 52 


34,782 50 


21,446 64 


37,445 32 


2,297 92 


13,053 52 


13,250 78 


29,534 54 


37,816 38 


57,279 06 


1,757 60 


16,866 19 


4,511 26 


12,624 06 


75,193 10 


121,353 34 


33,300 00 


165,648 78 


500 00 


17,774 34 


13,000 00 


25,088 55 


1,500 00 


24,555 10 


— 


97 05 


— 


7 17 


3,875 00 


13,466 16 


3,000 00 


13,462 66 


___ 


203 42 


— 


10,803 01 


— 


5,278 18 


12,500 00 


28,697 18 



$57,000.00 expended under direction of U. S. Government. 



P.D. 54 



Expenditures and Contributions, 



Locality and Character of Work 

Taunton River, Boston Harbor Canal, survey . 

Taunton River, Massachusetts Bay Canal, sur- 
vey 

Third Cliff, Scituate. — See Scituate. 

Vineyard Haven Harbor, repairing sea wall 

Vineyard Haven Harbor, Tisbury, breakwater 
and dredging 

Waquoit Bay, Falmouth, breakwater, wall and 
bulkhead 

Wareham River, survey and dredging . 

Warrens Cove, Plymouth, sea wall and survey . 

Watch Hill, Chatham, survey and riprap . 

Water conservation. — See conservation of waters. 

Wellfleet Harbor, Wellfleet, survey and dredging 

West Bay, Barnstable, and Osterville, survey, 
jetties and dredging 

West Falmouth Harbor, Falmouth, dredging and 
breakwater 

West Harwich, survey 

Westfield River, Westfield, survey and jetties 

Westport Harbor, Westport, jetty extension 

Wild Harbor, Falmouth, jetty and dredging 

Winthrop Shore, sea walls and protective work 

Witchmere Harbor, Harwich, jetties and dredg- 



Etc. — Continued 

Contributions by 

Municipality 

or Others 



83 



Total 
Expenditure 

$9,932 75 



— 11,786 71 



ing 



Woods Hole, Great Harbor, Falmouth, dredging 
Wrecks, removal from tidewater .... 
Yarmouthport Harbor, survey . . . 



$2,380 50 

1,000 00 

2,000 00 
5,000 00 
9,713 98 

1,500 00 

15,000 00 

11,473 75 
3,500 00 



5,000 00 
40,500 00 

3,000 00 
1,500 00 

7,000 00 



11,945 01 

45,518 25 

57,424 50 
42,567 93 
25,099 86 
14,968 75 

17,600 29 

109,931 84 

63,350 92 
13,493 41 
6,037 29 
19,025 07 
36,379 55 
97,343 71 

55,541 69 

6,968 86 

18,836 43 

95,977 37 



$1,008,088 42 $6,564,451 78 



Federal Appropriations and Expenditures 
Federal appropriations and expenditures for improvement of rivers and har- 
bors in Massachusetts from the establishment of the government to the close of 
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1929, are shown in the following tables furnished 
by the Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army: — 

Table No. 1. — Localities at Present under Improvement 

(Compiled from the Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army, for 

the fiscal year ending June 30, 1929) 



Locality 

Newburyport Harbor 

Gloucester Harbor .... 

Beverly Harbor .... 

Salem Harbor 

Lynn Harbor 

Mystic River .... 

Boston Harbor .... 

Dorchester Bay and Neponset River 
Weymouth Fore River . 
Weymouth Back River 
Scituate Harbor .... 
Plymouth Harbor .... 



Expenditures 
$500,900 00 

538.183 00 
246,690 41 

71,368 66 

471,937 00 

306,684 84 

13,393,281 24 

95,166 23 
641,150 00 

27,000 00 
104,590 98 

421.184 80 



A ppropriations 

$500,900 00 

538.183 00 
246,690 41 1 

71,368 66 
471,937 00 
306,684 84 
13,439,862 58 
136,908 90 
641,150 00 2 

27,000 00 
126,590 98 

421.184 80 



1 In addition $100,000 has been contributed by local interests. 
r In addition $108,400 has been contributed by local interests. 



84 



P.D. 54 



Expenditures and Contributions, Etc. — Continued 



Locality 

Cape Cod Canal 

Operating and care of Cape Cod Canal 
Provincetown Harbor .... 
Pollock Rip Shoals, Nantucket Sound 
Harbor of Refuge at Nantucket . 
New Bedford and Fairhaven Harbor 
Fall River Harbor .... 
Taunton River 



Expenditures 
$11,704,205 69 » 

348,062 72 
1,269,843 06 
633,348 64 
935,852 58 
411,614 07 
204,329 19 



Appropriations 
$11,829,555 45 
258,283 82 
348,062 72 
1,290,000 00 
688,473 50 
938,110 00 
411,614 07 
204,689 18 



$32,325,393 11 $32,897,249 91 

Table No. 2. — Localities in Which Work is Not Now in Progress 

Department and 



(Compiled from data furnished by the United States Treasury 

the Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army) 



Locality 
Merrimack River 
Maiden River 
Sandy Bay, Cape Ann, Harbor of 
Bass River 

Buzzards Bay Harbor . 
Canapitset Channel 
Chatham Harbor . 
Cohasset Harbor 
Duxbury Harbor 
East Dennis breakwater 
Edgartown Harbor 
Essex River 
Hingham Harbor 
Hyannis Harbor 
Ipswich River . 
Kingston Harbor 
Little Harbor, Woods Hole 
Manchester Harbor 
Marblehead Harbor 
Martha's Vineyard Harbor 
Powow River . 
Rockport Harbor . 
Town River 

Vineyard Haven Harbor 
Wareham Harbor 
Wellfleet Harbor . 
Westport Harbor and River 
Winthrop Harbor 
Woods Hole Channel 

Total .... 



Total of Table No. 1 
Total of Table No. 2 



Refuge 



Recapitulation 



Expenditures 

$404,466 72 

149,950 00 

1,941,478 00 

20,150 34 

2,500 00 

5,312 54 

12,171 36 

10,000 00 

37,000 00 

7 57 

25,000 00 

30,000 00 

38,316 58 

221,267 07 

5,617 91 

8,940 09 

18,000 00 

23,985 57 

833 42 

7,000 00 

50,940 72 

91,229 25 

37,577 41 

55,387 35 

95,997 30 

11,365 57 

3,000 00 

9,000 00 

343,599 92 



Appropriations 

$404,466 72 

149,950 00 

1,941,478 00 

20,150 41 

2,500 00 

9,800 00 

13,732 79 

10,000 00 

37,000 00 

1,500 00 

25,000 00 

30,000 00 

39,000 00 

221,267 07 

7,500 00 ' 

10,000 00 

18,000 00 

24,300 00 

1,900 00 

7,000 00 

51,000 00 

91,232 57 

37,577 41 

60,000 00 

96,236 00 

16,000 00 

3,000 00 

9,000 00 

344,000 00 



$3,660,094 69 $3,682,590 97 



$32,325,393 11 $32,897,249 91 
3,660,094 69 3,682,590 97 



Grand total $35,985,487 80 $36,579,840 88 



1 Includes $11,500,000 purchase price of canal. 



P.D. 54 85 

Expenditures on Boston Harbor and Its Tributaries to June 30, 1929 

(The tributaries given are those now under improvement and do not include 
tributaries heretofore improved.) 

Locality Expenditures Appropriations 

Boston Harbor proper 1 .... $13,393,281 24 $13,439,862 58 
Mystic River 306,684 84 306,684 84 



$13,699,966 08 $13,746,547 42 



Including Chelsea Creek. 



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P.D. 54 
Contracts made by the Department op Public Works 



Con- 
tract 
No. 



Work 



Contractor 



Date 



160 



176 



180 



182 



183 

184 

186 

187 

188 
189 
190 



191 



192 
193 

194 
195 
196 

197 



West Bay, Barnstable, dredging 



Seapuit River, Barnstable, dredging 



Connecticut River, Hatfield, earth dike 
and riprap. 



Hoosic River, North Adams 



Commonwealth Pier No. 5, build engi- 
neering offices. 



Lewis Bay, Barnstable and Yarmouth, 
dredging. 



Commonwealth Pier No. 5, stairs to 
cargo hoists 

Commonwealth Pier No. 5, motor gener- 
ator set 

Storehouses on D and E streets, repairing 

platforms 
Commonwealth Pier No. 5, laying water 

pipes. 
Point Shirley, Winthrop, repairs to sea 

wall. 



Manchester Harbor, dredging 



Commonwealth Pier No. 5, additional 

heating and sprinklers. 
Scituate Harbor, dredging 



Commonwealth Pier No. 5, building room 

for restaurant. 
Commonwealth Pier No. 5, painting 

rooms and passageways. 
Wollaston Channel and Basin, dredging. 



Commonwealth Pier No. 5, replacing 
broken lights of glass. 



Wianno Dredge Company, Inc. . 



Trimount Dredging Company 



Kelleher Corporation 



Warner Bros. & Goodwin, Inc. 



George W. Nicoll Co., Inc. 



Bay State Dredging and Contract- 
ing Co. 



Progressive Iron Works, Inc. 

M. B. Foster Electric Company . 

Hill & Delaney .... 

M. DeSisto Company 

National Gunite Contracting Com- 
pany. 



Bay State Dredging and Contract- 
ing Company. 



Pierce & Cox . 

Bay State Dredging and Contract- 
ing Company. 



Carl S. Helrich . 

Thomas J. Walsh 

Bay State Dredging and Contract- 
ing Company.- 

Maurice M. Devine . 



Jan. 9, 1928 



Sept. 4, 1928 



Oct. 2, 1928 



Oct. 16, 1928 



Oct. 23, 1928 

Oct. 23, 1928 

Dec. 11, 1928 

Jan. 29, 1929 

Feb. 19, 1929 
Mar. 5, 1929 
April 2, 1929 



Mar. 26, 1929 



Apr. 2, 1929 
April 9, 1929 

April 23, 1929 
April 16, 1929 
May 28, 1929 

May 7, 1929 



P.D. 54 

and in Force during the Year ending Nov. 30, 1929 



87 



Condition of 
Work 



Contract Prices 



Amount 
paid during 
Year end- 
ing Nov. 30, 
1929 



Total 

paid to 

Nov. 30, 

1929 



Estimated 
Amount of 
Contract 



Completed 
Aug. 17, 1929 



Completed 
Jan. 7, 1929 



Completed 
Dec. 1, 1928 



Completed 
May 18, 1928 



Completed 
Feb. 21, 1929 



Completed 

Jan. 8, 1929 



Completed 
Jan. 30, 1929 

Completed 
Mar. 13, L929 

Completed 
Mar. 20, 1929 
Completed 
Apr. 13, 1929 
Completed 
Apr. 29, 1929 



Completed 
June 4, 1929 



Completed 
May 7, 1929 
Completed 
June 24, 1929 



Completed 
Nov. 15, 1929 
Completed 
June 22, 1929 
Completed 
June 25, 1929 



Completed 
June 11, 1929 



For dredging and disposing of dredged ma- 
terial, 42 cents per cubic yard of material 
measured in place. 

For removing boulders, $14 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged ma- 
terial within specified areas, 32 cents per 
cubic yard, measured in place. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

For furnishing and placing riprap, $2.35 per 
ton of stone in place on bank of river. 

For furnishing materials and constructing 
dike, si cents for each cubic yard measured 
in place in completed work. 

For excavating material from bed of river or 
on Bide slopes and depositing it within fifty 
feet of point where excavated, grading fill, 
and all incidental work, $1.00 for each cubic 
yard measured in place. 

For excavating material from river and dis- 
posing of it in disposal areas west of Brown 
Street Bridge and south of concrete wall at 
Willow Dell Street, $2.00 for each cubic 
yard measured in place. 

For excavating boulders and disposing of them 
in area designated, $4.00 for each cubic yard. 

For removing from river bed stumps, logs or 
other debris, $25 for each obstruction re- 
moved. 

For furnishing labor and materials and build- 
ing engineering offices and rooms, $53,630. 

For removing broken glass and furnishing and 
setting new wire glass, $1.30 for each light 
of glass placed. 

For reputtying glass, 80 cents per light of glass. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged ma- 
terial, 52 cents for each cubic yard measured 
in scows. 

For removing boulders, $20 for each cubic yard. 

For furnishing labor and materials for building 
stairs to cargo hoists, $97 for each set of 
stairs. 

For furnishing labor and materials and install- 
ing motor generator set, the lump sum of 
$1,689. 

Unit prices ...... 

Lump sum of $1,300 ..... 

For cost of transporting men and plant, $220. 

For furnishing all reinforcing steel and bolts 
and fastening, 13 cents per square foot meas- 
ured in place. 

For furnishing cement, sand, water, power 
equipment, labor and materials, $3.80 for 
each bag of cement used in completed gunite 
work. 

For excavating trench along face of wall, $1.00 
per cubic yard measured in place. 

For dredging area "A," $1.10 per cubic yard, 
scow measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
for each cubic yard. 

For dredging areas "B" and "C" 49 cents per 
cubic yard, scow measurement. 

Lump sum of $1,830 ..... 

For dredging and disposing of material at sea, 
54.8 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

Lump sum of $9,829 ..... 

Lump sum of $5,400 ..... 

For dredging, 55 cents per cubic yard, scow 

measurement. 
For removing boulders, $20 for each cubic 

yard. 
For removing broken glass, furnishing and 

setting new wire glass, 92 cents for each 

light of glass set. 



,510 46 



8,822 30 



4,579 63 



7,912 12 



52,208 65 

22,158 01 

582 00 

1,832 10 

3,826 61 
1,300 00 
1,925 82 



11,797 91 



1,878 00 
38,995 60 

11,540 80 

5,500 00 

16,564 35 

1,044 20 



$17,796 66 



24,227 84 



30,531 52 



17,213 36 



68,163 58 

34,364 72 

582 00 

1,832 10 

3,826 61 
1,300 00 
1,925 82 



11,797 91 



1,878 00 
38,995 60 

11,540 80 

5,500 00 

16,564 35 

1,044 20 



$18,074 00 



23,200 00 



30,000 00 



19,000 00 



64,000 00 

30,020 00 

582 00 

1,689 00 

2,310 00 
1,300 00 
1,814 00 



12,500 00 



1,830 00 
39,000 00 

9,829 00 

5,400 00 

16,600 00 

1,012 00 



$8 



P.D. 54 

Contracts made by the Department op Public Works 



Con- 
tract 
No. 



Work 



Contractor 



Date 



198 
199 



202 

204 
205 

206 



208 
209 
210 
211 

213 
214 



215 
216 



217 

218 
219 



220 



Connecticut River, Northfield, riprap 
Oak Bluffs, timber bulkhead and jetties. 



200 Annisquam River, dredging . 

201 Savin Hill Bay and Dorchester Bay, 
dredging. 



Cotuit Harbor, Barnstable, dredging 

D Street Storehouse, repairs to platforms. 
Town River, Quincy, dredging 



Boston Airport, East Boston, moving 
hangars. 



Commonwealth Pier 5, wooden bridges 

over railroad tracks. 
Motor boar Buoyant, building house 

Revere, removal of wreck 

West Harwich, shore protection 



Bass River, Yarmouth, extension of east- 
erly jetty. 

Commonwealth Pier 5, repairs to timber 
platforms. 



Hull, sea wall; Gun Rock — Green Hill, 

spur jetties. 
Boston Airport, miscellaneous repairs to 

hangars of M. N. G. 



Commonwealth Pier 5, repairs to floor 

surfacing. 
Ramp and portion of D Street, repaving 
D Street storehouse, cement plaster sur- 
facing on walls. 



Commonwealth Pier 5, indicator posts 
and gate valves on water pipes. 



Kelleher Corporation 

C. W. Blakeslee & Sons, Inc. 



Bay State Dredging and Contract- 
ing Company. 

Trimount Dredging Company 



William|E. Burke 



Geo. W. Nicoll Co., Inc. 

Bay State Dredging and Contract- 
ing Company. 



The John Cavanagh and Son 
Building Moving Co. 



Maurice M. Devine . 

Willis J. Reid .... 

The Rendle Corporation 

Edward E. Crowell and Isaiah 
Kelley. 



Bay State Dredging & Contracting 
Co. 

W. H. Ellis & Son Co. 



Bradford Weston 
Hill & Delaney . 



Reynolds Bros., Inc. . 

A. DeStefano & Sons, Inc. 
Maurice M. Devine . 



M. DeSisto Company 



May 21, 1929 
July 2, 1929 



June 11, 1929 
July 16, 1929 

July 30, 1929 

Sept. 3, 1929 
Sept. 17, 1929 

Sept. 4, 1929 



Oct. 22, 1929 

Oct. 22, 1929 

Oct. 8, 1929 

Oct. 29, 1929 

Nov. 19, 1929 
Nov. 27, 1929 



Nov. 19, 1929 
Nov. 26, 1929 



Nov. 27, 1929 

Nov. 27, 1929 
Nov. 27, 1929 



Nov. 27, 1929 



P.D. 54 

and in Force during the Year ending Nov. 30, 1929 



89 



Condition of 
Work 



Contract Prices 



Amount 
paid during 
Year end- 
ing Nov. 30, 
1929 



Total 

paid to 

Nov. 30, 

1929 



Estimated 
Amount of 
Contract 



Completed 
July 1, 1929 
Completed 
Oct. 28, 1929 



Completed 
Sept. 24. 1929 

In progress 



Completed 
Nov. 27, 1929 



In progress 
In progress 



Completed 
Nov. 20, 1929 



In progress 

Completed 
Nov. 12, 1929 
Completed 
Nov. 20, 1929 
Not yet begun 



Not yet begun 
Not yet begun 



Not yet begun 
Not yet begun 



Not yet begun 

Not yet begun 
Not yet begun 



Not yet begun 



For furnishing and placing riprap $2.40 for 

each ton of riprap furnished in place. 
For furnishing all materials and building main 

creosoted bulkhead, $16 per linear foot of 

completed bulkhead in place. 
For furnishing all materials and building creo- 
soted timber spur jetties, $8 per linear foot 

of completed jetty in place. 
For filling, $2.70 per cubic yard of material 

measured in place. 
For dredging 51 cents per cubic yard, scow 

measurement. 
For removing boulders $20 per cubic yard. 
For dredging channels, 40 cents per cubic yard 

measured in situ. 
For dredging flats, 49 cents per cubic yard 

measured in situ. 
For removing and disposing of boulders, $18 

per cubic yard. 
For dredging, 65 cents per cubic yard, scow 

measurement. 
For removing and disposing of boulders, $15 

per cubic yard. 
Unit prices ...... 

For dredging channel and disposing of dredged 

material, 49 cents per cubic yard, scow 

measurement. 
For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 

per cubic yard. 
Items 1-5. Unit prices. (New foundations, 

etc.) 
Item 6. For moving each hangar $2,800 for 

each one moved and erected complete in 

new foundations. 
Item 7. For moving complete three small 

buildings to new location, $2,000 for the 

three buildings in place. 
For making and installing wooden bridges over 

railroad tracks in track pit, $249 each. 
Lump sum of $590 ..... 

Lump sum of $9,500 ..... 

For furnishing materials and building wire 

fence, $1.55 for each linear foot. 
For furnishing materials and building wire 

spur jetties, $1.55 for each linear foot. 
For furnishing and placing stone riprap and 

chips in jetty, $6.15 for each ton of 2,000 

pounds. 
For furnishing, driving, fitting and securing 

fender piles on sides and end of pier, $72 

each. 
For furnishing, driving, fitting and securing 

new foundation piles, $74 each. 
For furnishing and placing screw bolts, drift 

bolts, iron bands and fitting, 15 cents per 

pound. 
For furnishing, fitting and securing yellow 

pine lumber in fender cap and platforms 

$148 for 1,500 ft. B. M. 
$15 for each cubic yard of concrete in place in 

completed work. 
For installation of toilet room, complete, 

$2,300. 
For furnishing and laying 2-inch water and 4- 

inch sewer pipes, including excavation, back 

fill and all incidental work, $675. 
For removal of boiler, $150. 
For each 1,000 ft. B. M. of lumber furnished 

and erected in storage platform, $85. 
Unit prices ...... 

Unit prices ...... 

For furnishing and placing cement plaster 
surfacing ^ inch thick on tile wall, $2.25 
per square yard measured in place in the 
completed work. 

For furnishing and installing complete, gate 
valves, indicator posts, offset line and wheel 
guards, including all incidental work, the 
lump sum of $1,050. 



$2,886 82 
40,948 66 



26,035 88 
41,582 30 

8,789 72 

794 47 
14,876 55 

15,649 72 



$2,886 82 
40,948 66 



1,015 92 
501 50 

8,075 00 



26,035 88 
41,582 30 

8,789 72 



$2,880 00 
47,050 00 



794 


47 


14,876 55 


15,649 


72 


1,015 92 


501 


50 


8,075 


00 







26,540 00 
113,418 00 

9,115 00 

2,277 00 
40,200 00 

16,826 55 



1,992 00 

590 00 

9,500 00 

5,087 10 

22,140 00 
758 00 
758 00 



525 00 
3,465 00 



4,340 00 

12,787 25 
945 00 



1,050 00 



90 



P.D. 54 
Contracts Completed in 1928 under which 



Con- 
tract 
No. 


Work 


Contractor 


Date 


159 


Commonwealth Pier No. 1, East Boston, 


W. A. Norton .... 


Oct. 26, 1927 


173 

177 
178 


repairing timber platforms. 
Commonwealth Pier No. 5, South Boston, 

repairing plaster walls. 
Castle Island, South Boston, repairs to 

sea wall. 
Allen's Harbor, Harwich, timber fence and 

riprap. 


Cement Gun Company- 
Bay State Dredging and Contract- 
ing Company. 
George W. Starbuck . 


Aug. 7, 1928 
Sept. 18, 1928 
Sept. 18, 1928 


179 


Gun Rock Point, Hull, repairs to break- 
water. 


Bay State Dredging and Contract- 
ing Company . 


Sept. 25, 1928 


181 


Connecticut River, Hadley, earth dike . 


Kelleher Corporation 


Oct. 2, 1928 


185 


Rock Harbor, Eastham and Orleans, 
dredging. 


Bay State Dredging and Contract- 
ing Company. 


Oct. 23, 1928 






P.D. 54 

Final Payments were made in 1929 



91 



Condition of 
Work 



Contract Prices 



Amount 
paid during 
Year end- 
ing Nov. 30, 
1929 



Total 

paid to 

Nov. 30, 

1929 



Estimated 
Cost 



Completed 
Dec. 20, 1927 
Completed 
Oct. 23, 1928 
Completed 
Oct. 27, 1928 
Completed 
Oct. 30, 1928 



Completed 
Oct. 20, 1928 

Completed 
Nov. 26, 1928 



Completed 
Nov. 22, 1928 



Unit prices ...... 

Unit prices ...... 

Unit prices ...... 

For furnishing materials and labor to build 

timber fence, $5.73 for each linear foot of 

completed fence. 
For furnishing and placing stone riprap, $5.13 

for each ton of 2,000 pounds. 
For moving and depositing as riprap along the 

slope of the fill, 50 tons of stone chips, $62.50. 
For furnishing and placing heavy stone riprap 

$4.87 for each ton of 2,000 pounds in place 

in the completed work. 
For furnishing materials and constructing 

dike, 84 cents per cubic yard measured in 

place in completed dike. 
For moving tobacco barn and shed and plac- 
ing them on new foundations, the lump sum 

of $150. 
For dredging channel and disposing of dredged 

material within area marked Disposal 

Area, 55 cents for each cubic yard measured 

in place. 



$678 


12 


1,442 


31 


837 


74 


315 


62 


1,828 


16 


4,324 


85 


1,084 


46 



$2,336 


84 


9,615 


37 


5,584 


91 


2,104 


10 


12,187 


76 


4,324 


85 


7,229 


75 



$2,263 00 
8,918 20 
5,385 00 
1,978 00 



12,175 00 
4,014 00 

7,500 00 



92 



P.D. 54 

Letter Contracts made by the Department 



Contractor 



Work 



Barry, Frank H. 
Barry, Frank H. 
Barry Building Wrecking Co 



Brooks, S. W. K. 
Brooks, S. W. K. 

Byrne, Louis A. . 
Byrne, Louis A. . 

Byrne, Louis A. . 

Davis, John A. 
DeStefano & Sons, Inc 



Dinn, P. J., & Company 

Duffy, Owen W., & Company 
Duffy, Owen W., & Company 
Farquhar's Sons, Inc., J. J. . 
Finney, John B. . 
General Fire Extinguisher Co. 
General Fire Extinguisher Co. 

Grant, B. E., Co. 

Hersey, A. A., 4 Sons Company 

Helrich, Carl S. . 

Nicoll, George W., Co. 

N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R. Co. 

Pierce & Cox 

Russo, P. F., Co., Inc. 

Standard Steel and Iron Works 

Starbuck, George W. . 

Starbuck, George W. . 

Starbuck, George W. . 

Starbuck, George W. . 
Wall, Thomas F. 

Welch, J., and Son 

White, Antonio . 

Worthington Pump & Machinery Corp. 



Scituate and North Scituate, sea wall repairs 

Brant Rock, Marshfield, sea wall repairs 

Fargo, D and E streets, South Boston, removing poles 
and wires. 

Commonwealth Pier No. 5, repairing fender and chains. 

Commonwealth Pier No. 5, repairing passenger gang- 
ways. 

Cotuit, removing damaged portions of timber bulkhead. 

Allen's Harbor, Harwich, repairing timber jetty . 

West Harwich, construction of wire fencing 

Waquoit Harbor, breakwater repairs .... 
D and Cypher streets, South Boston, paving between 

tracks. 
Viaduct and ramp, South Boston, repairs to pipe rail 

fence. 
Allen's Harbor, Harwich, timber fence and riprap 
Allen's Harbor, Harwich, fencing, back fill and riprap 
D Street Stores, South Boston, roof repairs 
Plymouth, furnishing and applying fertilizer 
D Street Stores, South Boston, repairing fire sprinklers. 
Commonwealth Pier No. 5, South Boston, repairing fire 

sprinkler. 
C and Cypher streets, South Boston, repairing tracks. 

Commonwealth Pier No. 5, repairing timber platforms. 
Viaduct and ramp, South Boston, repairing fence 
D Street Stores, South Boston, removing partitions 
D and Cypher streets, South Boston, changes in railroad 

tracks. 
Commonwealth Pier No. 5, repairs to heating system . 
Commonwealth Pier No. 5, furnishing and installing 
, two lavatories. 
Commonwealth Pier No. 5, installing new ladders and 

repairing existing iron ladders .... 

Nobscusset Harbor, Dennis, timber fence and ripraps. 
State Pier, Plymouth, repairs to deck 
Falmouth Heights, sea wall repairs .... 
Provincetown, construction of wire fencing 
Commonwealth Pier No. 5, repairing Kinnear and Ogden 

doors. 
Commonwealth Pier No. 5, repairing boiler settings 
Oak Bluffs, placing filling back of bulkhead 
Commonwealth Pier No. 5, repairing vacuum pump 



Letter Contracts Completed in 1928 under which 



Contractor 


Work 


Hauserman, E. F., Co. .... 
Massachusetts Cornice Co. .... 


Commonwealth Pier No. 5, furnishing and erecting steel 

office partition (Registry of Motor Vehicles). 
Commonwealth Pier No. 5, repairing copper skylights. 



P.D. 54 

of Public Works in Force during the Year ending Nov. 30, 1929 



93 



Date 


Condition of Work 


Amount 
paid during 
Year end- 
ing Nov. 30, 
1929 


Total 

paid to 

Nov. 30, 

1929 


Oct. 9 


1929 


In progress ........ 


$439 92 


$439 92 


April 23 


1929 


Completed June 12, 1929 


971 37 


971 37 


Nov. 16 


1929 


Completed Nov. 22, 1929 


150 00 


150 00 


May 27 


1929 


Completed June 4, 1929 . . . 


50 00 


50 00 


Dec. 5 


1928 


Completed Jan. 15, 1929 


786 10 


786 10 


Sept. 14 


1929 


Completed Oct. 20, 1929 


245 65 


245 65 


Mar. 1 


1929 


Completed March 19, 1929 


26 04 


26 04 


Nov. 20 


19281 


(Completed Dec. 8, 1928 ) 


[569 801 




Jan. 16 


1929 


} Completed Jan. 19, 1929 \ 


U46 50 f 


1,009 30 


Aug. 27 


1929 J 


(Completed Sept. 10, 1929 J 


(293 00 J 




Nov. 2 


1928 


Completed Dec. 7, 1928 


191 10 


1,274 00 


Aug. 28 


1929 


Completed Sept. 19, 1929 


171 82 


171 82 


Sept. 17 


1929 


Completed Sept. 28, 1929 


60 00 


60 00 


Aug. 2 


1929 


Completed Sept. 17, 1929 


1,229 70 


1,229 70 


Aug. 20 


1929 


Completed Sept. 17, 1929 


1,109 20 


1,109 20 


Aug. 1 


1929 


In progress ........ 


1,476 76 


1,476 76 


Mar. 21 


1929 


Completed April 10, 1929 


275 00 


275 00 


Oct. 9 


1929 


Completed Oct. 12, 1929 


— 


- 


Oct. 1 


1929 


Completed Oct. 12, 1929 


— 


— 


/June 8 
\Aug. 29 


1929 


Completed Aug. 20, 19291 


351 05 


351 05 


1929 






Mar. 8 


1929 


Completed April 3, 1929 ...... 


98 i 


98 00 


Oct. 1 


1929 


Completed Oct. 31, 1929 


50 00 


50 00 


Aug. 21 


1929 


Completed Aug. 29, 1929 


320 00 


320 00 


Aug. 28 


1929 


Completed Sept. 3, 1929 


1,273 20 


1,273 20 


Oct. 1 


1929 


In progress ........ 


- 


- 


Nov. 27 


1929 


In progress ........ 


— 


— 


/Dec. 19 
\Feb. 27 


1928 


Completed Jan. 21, 1929 1 .... . 
Completed March 4, 1929 J 


178 90 




1929 


32 00 


210 90 


June 18 


1929 


Completed July 27, 1929 


1,353 38 


1,353 38 


June 3 


1929 


Completed July 5, 1929 


929 48 


929 48 


Mar. 27 


1929 


Completed April 10, 1929 


254 00 


254 00 


Dec. 10 


1928 


Completed Jan. 4, 1929 


149 76 


149 76 


Aug. 21 


1929 


In progress ........ 


— 


— 


Aug. 29 


1929 


Completed Sept. 28, 1929 


547 80 


547 80 


Nov. 22 


1929 


In progress ........ 


- 


— 


July 30 


1929 


Completed Aug. 29, 1929 


237 50 


237 50 



Final Payments were made during 1929 



Date 


Condition of Work 


Amount 
paid during 
Year end- 
ing Nov. 30, 
1929 


Total 

paid to 

Nov. 30, 

1929 


Sept. 10, 1928 
Nov. 2, 1928 


Completed Nov. 28, 1928 

Completed Nov. 22, 1928 


$50 70 
111 07 


$338 00 
740 55 



94 



P.D. 54 



Towns 



Estimates and other Work 



during 



INDEX 

General 

Appropriations ........ 

Financial Statements ....... 

Expenditures ....... 

Receipts ........ 

Organization, under chapter 16, General Laws, as amended 
Personnel ......... 

Recommendations for Legislation ..... 

Special Reports by Department of Public Works 

Relating to Highways 
Advertising Signs and Devices within the Public View 
Bridges, in general ........ 

Fall River-Somerset, — over Taunton River 

Newburyport-Salisbury, — over Merrimack River 
Common Carriers, Permits to use Highways .... 
Contract Prices, Dec. 1, 1928 to Nov. 30, 1929 
Contracts signed during the year ... . . 

Co-operative Work, Supervision of Certain Expenditures by Cities, 

and Counties 
Expenditures, Summary for the Year 
Federal Aid in Constructing Highways 

Allotments to Massachusetts . 

Mileage .... 

Statement of Road Projects . 
General Statement as to Surveys, Plans, 

the Year .... 
Highway Fund .... 
Highway Improvements authorized by Special Acts 

Braintree, Weymouth, Hingham, Cambridge, Maiden, Quincy 
Petitions, Meetings and Hearings ..... 

Public Ways, exclusive of State Highways, in certain Towns 

Allotments or Contributions by the State and Towns 

Expenditures in Various Counties and Towns . 

Towns where Work has been contracted for 
State Highways ......... 

Construction and Reconstruction ... 

Contracts entered into for Work in Various Municipalities 
Expenditures in Various Counties and Municipalities 

Contracts for Reconstruction in anticipation of an appropriation 

Maintenance and Repair ..... 

Expenditures in Various Counties and Municipalities 

Permits issued for Opening or Occupying State Highways . 

Petitions received during the Year .... 

Regulation of Traffic during Winter 1928-1929 

Removal of Snow and Ice ..... 

Resurfacing and Widening ..... 

Roadside Maintenance and Development ■ 

Traffic Rules and Regulations relative to State Highways and Through 
Ways ......... 

Traffic Signs, Lights, Markings, etc. .... 

Town and County Ways ....... 

Allotments or Contributions by the State, Towns and Counties 

Expenditures in Various Counties and Towns . 

Towns where Work has been contracted for . 

Type of Road and Length contracted for ... 



P.D. 54 

Relating to Registry of Motor Vehicles 
Accident Report Letters ...... 

Aircraft ......... 

Analysis of Court Abstracts received .... 

Branch Offices ........ 

Comparative Statement showing Ratio of Yearly Registrations to Deaths 
and Injuries; and Suspensions, etc. .... 

Conference of Motor Vehicle Administrators .... 

Examinations for Licenses ....... 

Expenditures for 1929 ........ 

Headlighting ......... 

Insurance, Motor Vehicle Liability ..... 

Investigations and Prosecutions by Inspectors 

Motor Vehicle Deaths, Injuries, Collisions .... 

Number of Children killed and injured .... 

Number of Collisions ....... 

Number of Persons killed and injured .... 

Motor Vehicle Equipment, Inspection of ... . 

Rear Lamps ......... 

Registrations, Licenses, Fees ...... 

Cost of Running the Registry of Motor Vehicles 

Court Fines received by the Treasurer and Receiver General 

Motor Vehicle Fees Rebated ...... 

Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles and Motor Cycles 

Receipts, Analysis of 

Total Receipts credited Highway Fund, 1929 
Revocations and Suspensions for 1928-1929 . 
Used-car Section . 

Motor Vehicle Identification 
Engine Numbers assigned 
Motor Vehicles stolen 
Reports 

Relating to Waterways and Public Lands 
Allen's Harbor, Harwich ..... 

Annisquam River, Gloucester .... 

Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth 

Boston Harbor ....... 

Commonwealth Flats at East Boston 
Aircraft Landing Field .... 

Commonwealth Pier No. 1 . 

Dredging and Filling ..... 

Commonwealth Flats at South Boston 
Commonwealth Pier No. 5 . 
Development of Land South of Summer Street 
Industrial Tracks ..... 

Land on Northern Avenue .... 

Ramp and D Street ..... 

Deeds to United States of Areas in Tide Water 

Expenditures for Development and Improvement in Boston Harbo 

1859-1929, inclusive 
Expenditures and Contributions for Improvement of Small Harbors and 

Channels within Boston Harbor, 1893-1929, inclusive 
Harbor Lines 

Savin Hill and Dorcester Bay 
Town River, Quincy 
Wollaston Channel, Quincy 
Brant Rock, Marshfield 
Connecticut River 

Hadley and Northampton 
Northfield . 



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60 
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68 
68 
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66 
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64 
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P.D. 54 



Conserving and Equalizing the Flow of Water in Rivers and Streams 
Contracts and Letter Contracts made and in force during year ending 

Nov. 30, 1929 
Contracts and Letter Contracts completed in 1928 under which final pay 

ments were made during 1929 . 
Cotuit Harbor, Barnstable . 
Cotuit Shore Protection, Barnstable 
Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work from 1893 to 

Nov. 30, 1929, excepting Boston Harbor .... 
Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work from Dec. 1 

1928, to Nov. 30, 1929 . 
Falmouth Shore Protection . 
Federal Appropriations and Expenditures in Massachusetts Rivers and 

Harbors to June 30, 1929 
Great Ponds ..... 

Access to .... 

Lake Chaubunagungamaug, Webster 

Surveys ..... 
Gun Rock-Green Hill Sea Wall, HuU . 
Hoosic River 

Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, North Adams and Williamstown 

North Adams .... 

Income, Statement of . 

Lewis Bay, Barnstable and Yarmouth 

Licenses and Permits ..... 

Manchester Harbor, Manchester . 

New Bedford Harbor, New Bedford and Fairhaven 

New Bedford State Pier .... 

Nobscusset Harbor, Dennis .... 

Oak Bluffs Shore Protection .... 

Plymouth, Commonwealth Property 

Port of Boston Fund . . . . \ 

Province Lands ...... 

Provincetown Shore Protection 
Provincetown Tercentenary Commission 
Rivers, Harbors, Tide Waters and Foreshores outside 
Scituate Harbor ..... 

Scituate Sea Walls .... 

Seaquit River, Barnstable 

Town Boundaries .... 

Triangulation Stations, Re-establishment of Certain 
Waquoit Bay, Falmouth and Mashpee . 
West Bay, Barnstable .... 

West Harwich Shore Protection 
Winthrop Shore ..... 

Point Shirley Sea Wall . 



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Public Document 



No. 54 



QU?r (Hommnmwalth of MnBBntlftXBtttB 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Department of Public Works 



For the Year ending November 30, 1930 




7BLICATION OFTHIS DOCUMENT APPBOVED BY THE COMMISSION ON ADMINISTBATION AND FINANCE. 
-7 Ml. No. 2778 



ELEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

Year Ending November 30, 1930. 

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth 

of Massachusetts. 

In accordance with the provisions of law, I have the honor, as Commissioner 
of Public Works, to submit the eleventh annual report of the Department of 
Public Works for the year ending November 30, 1930. 

The organization of the Department, as defined in chapter 16, General Laws, 
as amended by chapter 297, Acts of 1927, was as follows: — 

Commissioner of Public Works, Frank E. Lyman. 
Associate Commissioner, Richard K. Hale. 
Associate Commissioner, Herman A. MacDonald. 

The Department has constructed during this year a greater mileage of high- 
ways than has been built in any previous year. The roadbuilding program was 
advanced materially early in the year in order to assist in the relief of the unem- 
ployment situation in the Commonwealth. 

The mileage of new State highways laid out during the year amounted to 55.064 
miles, but there was abandoned or discontinued in the year 13.985 miles of State 
highway due to change in alignment or cut-offs in order to improve certain routes, 
so that the net mileage of State highways amounted to 1,668.836 miles at the end 
of the year. 

The Department has constructed, reconstructed and widened 132 miles of State 
highways and built in cooperation with cities, towns and counties under pro- 
visions of chapter 90, General Laws, a total of 208 miles of roads, a considerable 
increase over the mileage built last year. Under the provisions of section 26, chap- 
ter 81, General Laws, the Department has had charge of the repair and maintenance 
of about 8,200 miles of public ways, exclusive of State highways, in 170 towns. 
The Department's total expenditure for the year has amounted to about $15,000,000. 

The Department is adopting to a greater extent than before wider types of 
pavements, many miles built this year being 30 and 40 feet in w 7 idth to provide 
for greater volumes of traffic. 

The State highway projects have included the following: — The widening of 
that portion of the Newburyport Turnpike from Danvers to Newburyport was 
completed during the year, affording now a traffic artery at least 30 feet in width 
for the full length of that road. The reconstruction and widening of portions 
of the Mohawk Trail route in Erving. Orange and Greenfield, a total of about 
seven miles; the reconstruction of portions of the Jacobs Ladder route, in the 
towns of Chester. Becket and Lee, a total of about twelve miles; the beginning 
of the construction of a considerable portion of the new Boston to Worcester 
turnpike, covering a distance of about twelve miles from Southborough to the 
Worcester line, which will provide a double roadway having a total present sur- 
face width of 40 feet of cement concrete, one of the most advanced types of 
highway for through traffic, with especially designed structures or bridges at 
important crossroads for separation of grades, permitting the continuous flow of 
traffic such as at Grafton Street in Shrewsbury, Milk and East Main streets in 
Westborough, and at the Cordaville road in Southborough; the new State hi?h- 
wav extending from Bridgewater to a point on the State highway south of Mid- 
dleborou^h, a distance of about twelve miles, affords a new route, although on the 
line for some distance, of the old Bedford Turnpike, which by-passes Middle- 
borough; on route No. 3 from Boston to Plymouth the reconstruction of State 
highway in Weymouth, Hanover and Pembroke, a total distance of about seven 
miles, affords a by-pass for through traffic avoiding the village of Hanover Four 



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Corners. A start has been made in the improvement of the Boston-Providence 
route, including a by-pass avoiding Attleborough, and another road from South 
Attleborough to the State line, affording a route to Newport and to points in 
Massachusetts, to the south and east, which will by-pass both Pawtucket and 
Providence. On the easterly side of the Gape Cod Canal a new State highway 
has been constructed from Bourne to Sagamore and thence by a new location on 
a by-pass around the village of Sandwich, a total distance of about seven and 
a half miles of bituminous concrete, affording beautiful views of the beaches 
and shore, particularly at the easterly portion of this route. 

The elimination of two grade crossings on important traffic routes has been 
begun, one in Weston at Stony Brook Station, and the other in Charlemont. 
In each case the highway will pass over the railroad. On the Jacobs Ladder 
route also the State highway has been relocated to avoid a dangerous over-pass 
and a dangerous under-pass. 

Several bridges of importance have been in this year's work. The Parker 
River bridge in Newbury was completed. A large truss bridge was built in 
Sandisfield over the Farmington River, at New Boston Village. A contract has 
been let also for the construction of the new Tyngsborough Bridge spanning the 
Merrimack River and main tracks of the Boston and Maine Railroad. 

One of the important special act improvements was the completion of the por- 
tion of the circumferential route in Braintree, Weymouth and Hingham. 

In the matter of maintenance of highways the Department has improved the 
marking of routes by the use of headlight reflecting buttons in the route markers 
as a great aid for night driving, particularly at important route intersections. In 
the matter of snow removal the Department has kept its equipment in first-class 
condition by the purchase of the highest types of snow removal machinery 
adapted to conditions in this State. In the general maintenance of the highways 
the increasing mileage has been kept in a first-class condition by the use of new 
methods and materials and at no substantial increase in annual outlay. During 
the year 276 signs have been erected by the Department in carrying out the pro- 
visions of the Resolve providing that such signs be erected to mark places of 
interest selected by the Tercentenary Commission. 

For the improvement of waterways the Department has completed dredging in 
Weir River and in Boston Harbor near the Atlantic Avenue waterfront, and in 
the approach to the Cunard Docks at East Boston, as well as certain areas in 
Dorchester Bay near Savin Hill and Commercial Point. The construction of a 
dike at Provincetown is part of important reclamation work. 

The Department prepared a very comprehensive display portraying the work 
of this Department as part of the State's Tercentenary Exhibit, which was com- 
mented upon favorably by many. 

The engineering and clerical staff of the Department and the Registry of Motor 
Vehicles was as follows: — 

Chief Engineer, Arthur W. Dean. 
Highway Engineer (Projects), Franklin C. Pillsbury. 
Highway Engineer (Construction), Raymond C. Coburn. 
Highway Engineer (Maintenance), George H. Delano. 
Bridge Engineer, George E. Harkness. 

District Highway Engineers: 

District No. 1, George A. Curtis, — Berkshire County and the towns of Worth- 
ington, Middlefield and Huntington in Hampshire County, and the towns 
of Chester, Montgomery, Russell, Blandford and Tolland in Hampden 
County. 

District No. 2, H. D. Phillips, — Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Counties, 
with the following exceptions: three towns in Hampshire County included in 
District No. 1 and ten towns in Hampden County included in Districts Nos. 
1 and 3. 

District No. 3, John A. Johnston, — Worcester County and the towns of Brim- 
field, Holland, Monson, Palmer and Wales in Hampden County. 

District No. 4, F. D. Sabin, — Middlesex County. 



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District No. 5, James E. Lawrence, — Essex and Suffolk Counties. 

District No. 6, H. 0. Parker, — Norfolk and Bristol Counties. 

District No. 7, H. C. Holden, — Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket 
Counties. 
District Waterways Engineer, for Boston Harbor, — John N. Ferguson. 
District Waterways Engineer, for harbors and waterways outside Boston Harbor, 

Francis L. Sellew. 
Secretary, Mary A. Riley. 
Financial Secretary, Fred Fair. 

Registry of Motor Vehicles 
Registrar, George A. Parker. 
Deputy Registrar, Anthony A. Bonzagni. 

Assistant to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, Alfred W. Devine. 
Chief Administrative Clerk, Charles R. Gilley. 
Chief Inspector of Motor Vehicles, Albert S. Olsson. 

A detailed report of the activities of the Department for the year is presented 
herewith. 

FRANK E. LYMAN, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 

December 1, 1930. 

SPECIAL REPORTS TO THE LEGISLATURE 

The Department was authorized and directed by the Legislature to make certain 
investigations, and the reports thereon were made as follows: — 

The advisability and cost of constructing a way for motor vehicles and other 
traffic in the city of Newton and the town of Weston. Report made Nov. 30, 

1929, by a Joint Board consisting of the Division of Metropolitan Planning of the 
Metropolitan District Commission and the Department of Public Works, under 
chapter 19, Resolves of 1929. (Senate 12 of 1930.) 

The laying out, construction and widening of certain highways in East Boston 
and Revere. Report made Dec. 4, 1929, by the Department of Public Works, 
under chapter 23, Resolves of 1929. (House 130 of 1930.) 

Further study of the matter of protecting cities and towns in the Hoosac River 
Valley from flood damage. Report made Dec. 4, 1929, by the Department of 
Public Works, under chapter 36, Resolves of 1929. (House 152 of 1930.) 

Immediate relief of the traffic problem on the parkway at Revere Beach Reser- 
vation and elsewhere in the city of Revere. Report made Dec. 4, 1929, by the 
Department of Public Works, under chapter 44, Resolves of 1929. (House 174 of 
1930.) 

The most appropriate methods of disposing of minor infractions of the motor 
vehicle laws. Report made Dec. 4, 1929, by the Department of Public Works, 
under chapter 45 of the Resolves of 1929. (Senate 5 of 1930.) 

Reconstructing the Saugus River Bridge between the cities of Revere and 
Lynn. Report made Nov. 27, 1929, by a Joint Board, consisting of the Metro- 
politan District Commission and the Department of Public Works, under chapter 
25, Resolves of 1929. (House 154 of 1930.) 

The abolition of grade crossings. Report made December, 1929 by a Special 
Commission, created under the provisions of chapter 30, Resolves of 1929. (House 
200 of 1930.) 

Further investigation of the advisability of filling in part of Fort Point Channel 
and South Bay in Boston Harbor. Report made on Dec. 4, 1929, by a Special 
Commission created under the provisions of chapter 48, Resolves of 1929. (House 
190 of 1930.) 

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATION 

The Commissioner of Public Works presented to the State Secretary on Dec. 4, 

1930, as required by law, that part of the current annual report which contains 
recommendations or suggestions for legislative action as follows: — 



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1. Extending the Powers of the Department of Public Works relative to 
the Taking and Laying out of State Highways 
In order to expedite the procedure in the matter of laying out of State highways, 
it is recommended that, in addition to the present provisions of law relating 
thereto, which provide that county commissioners, aldermen or selectmen may file 
a petition with the Department of Public Works requesting that the Department 
lay out and take charge of as a State highway any new or existing way, the 
Department of Public Works be authorized, also, to lay out and take charge of 
any way as a State highway if the Department determines that public necessity 
and convenience so require. 

2. Authorizing the Collecting and Regulating the Disposition of Fees for Certain 
Permits and Licenses issued by the Department of Public Works 
In connection with the granting of permits by the Commissioner of Public 
Works under the provisions of section 30 of chapter 85, and section 19 of chapter 
90, of the General Laws, and by the Department of Public Works for the opening 
up of State highways by others for any purpose under section 21 of chapter 81 
of the General Laws, the Department recommends that a nominal fee of $1 should 
be charged for the issuance of such permits. In connection with the granting of 
licenses for structures to be built or maintained under the provisions of section 
18 of chapter 91 of the General Laws, the Department recommends that it should 
be authorized at its discretion to charge a nominal fee of $5 for the issuance of 
such licenses. 

3. The Operation within the Commonwealth of certain Motor Vehicles 

owned by Non-Residents 
In order to clarify the law relating to the definition of non-residents and the 
matter of registration of vehicles of a non-resident of this State, the Department 
recommends further legislation. 

4. Restricting the use of the Records of the Registrar of Motor Vehicles 

In order to insure that the records of the Registrar of Motor Vehicles shall 
be used principally, in so far as the public is concerned, for their protection in 
recovering damages after accidents and related matters, and by governmental 
agencies in the collection of taxes and the enforcement of the laws, certain pro- 
cedure is recommended regarding their use, and provision made that fees may be 
charged for information requested. 

5. Regulating Notices of Cancellation for non-payment of Insurance Premiums 
by Finance Companies and Insurance Companies and delaying Revocation of 
Registration until Number Plates are Returned 
The matter of the cancellation of registrations of motor vehicles for the non- 
payment of premiums, and the revocations of registrations incident thereto, in 
effect making the Registry of Motor Vehicles a collections agency in many cases, 
should be corrected. It is desirable that a registration of a motor vehicle should 
not be revoked in such cases unless the plates are returned, and, as a registration 
is good for the entire year, the insurance certificate covering it should also be good 
for the entire year, regardless of the financial contract, or at least the insurance 
certificate should cover the vehicle described until the person or company insuring 
it secures and surrenders the plates to the Department. 

6. Transfer of Ownership of Registered Motor Vehicles 
The motor vehicle law should provide for the legal registration of a motor 
vehicle in cases where the transfer of ownership and sale are contemplated, and 
to give the owner the privilege of exchanging plates from one car to another when 
there is a bona fide transfer of ownership of one vehicle and the purchase of 
another. 

7. Revising the Definition of Motor Vehicles 

The definition of motor vehicles as now defined to include motor-propelled, 
slow-moving road machinery, as provided by legislation passed in 1930, should 
be revised and restore them to their former status. 



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8. Authorizing the Department of Public Works to construct a certain 
State Highway and other improvements in the City of Revere 

The Department recommends the construction of a highway in Revere begin- 
ning at the Revere Beach Parkway at or near the Revere Station of the Boston 
and Maine Railroad, thence extending northeasterly to a point on the so-called 
North Shore Road in the vicinity of Revere Street, with such connections or proper 
intersections with other ways as may be necessary. The determination of the 
details of such a highway should be made by the Department after careful surveys 
as to the most advisable route to follow. 

Appropriations 

Chapter 115, Acts of 1930, making appropriations for the maintenance of 
departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the 
Commonwealth, etc., is, in part, as follows: — 

Item Requirements for Extinguishing the State Debt 

219. For sinking fund requirements and for certain serial bonds 

maturing during the present year, the sum of one mil- 
lion one hundred one thousand six hundred seven dollars 
and fifty cents, payable from the following accounts 
and funds in the following amounts : — from receipts 
from loans for the abolition of grade crossings, the sum 
of thirty-four thousand dollars; from the Highway 
Fund, the sum of three hundred twenty-seven thousand 
six hundred seven dollars and fifty cents; and the re- 
mainder from the general fund $1,101,607 50 

Interest on the Public Debt 

220. For the payment of interest on the direct debt and tempo- 

rary loans of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding 
eight hundred ninety-three thousand seven hundred 
seventy-five dollars and seventy-five cents, of which 
sum three hundred eight thousand sixteen dollars and 
twenty-five cents shall be paid from the Highway Fund 893,775 75 

298. For other personal services of the division, including ex- 
penses of the board of appeal and certain other costs 
of supervising motor vehicle liability insurance, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred seventy-five thousand dol- 
lars, of which sum not more than twenty-eight thou- 
sand dollars may be charged to the Highway Fund . 175,000 00 

306. For the salaries of certain positions filled by the commis- 
sioner, with the approval of the governor and council, 
and for additional clerical and other assistance, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred fourteen thousand dollars, 
of which sum not more than twenty thousand dollars 
may be charged to the Highway Fund to cover the esti- 
mated cost of collection of the gasoline tax, so-called . 214,000 00 

Service of the Department of Public Safety 
Division of State Police: 

657. For the salaries of officers, including detectives, a sum not 
exceeding three hundred sixty thousand dollars, of 
which sum not more than one hundred ten thousand 
dollars may be charged to the Highway Fund . . 360,000 00 

659. For other necessary expenses of the uniformed division, a 
sum not exceeding three hundred sixty thousand dol- 
lars, of which sum not more than one hundred eleven 
thousand dollars may be charged to the Highway Fund 360,000 00 



6 P.D. 54 

Item Service of the Department of Public Works 

The appropriations made in the following three 
items are to be paid two thirds from the High- 
way Fund and one third from the Port of Boston 
receipts : 

680. For the salaries of the commissioner and the associate com- 

missioners, a sum not exceeding nineteen thousand five 

hundred dollars $19,500 00 

681. For personal services of clerks and assistants to the commis- 

sioner, a sum not exceeding ten thousand eight hundred 

dollars 10,800 00 

682. For traveling expenses of the commissioners, a sum not ex- 

ceeding four thousand dollars 4,000 00 

Total $34,300 00 

Functions of the department relating to highways 
(the following appropriations, except as otherwise 
provided, are made from the Highway Fund) : 

683. For the personal services of the chief engineer, engineers 

and office assistants, including certain clerks and 
stenographers, a sum not exceeding eighty-three thou- 
sand eight hundred dollars 83,800 00 

684. For services other than personal, including printing pamphlet 

of laws and the annual report, and necessary office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding twelve thou- 
sand dollars 12,000 00 

685. For the suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths on state 

highways, a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand dol- 
lars 1 14,000 00 

686. For the construction and repair of town and county ways, 

a sum not exceeding two million one hundred and fifty 

thousand dollars 2,150,000 00 

687. For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of public 

ways, a sum not exceeding one million dollars . . 1,000,000 00 

688. For the maintenance and repair of state highways, including 

care of snow on highways, expenses of traffic signs and 
lights, and payment of damages caused by defects in 
state highways with the approval of the attorney gen- 
eral, and for care and repair of road-building machin- 
ery, a sum not exceeding five million six hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars 5,650,000 00 

689. For the purpose of enabling the department of public works 

to secure federal aid for the construction of highways, 

a sum not exceeding six million dollars .... 6,000,000 00 

690. For administering the law relative to advertising signs near 

highways, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars, 

to be paid from the General Fund 15,000 00 

691. For Daniel O'ConnelFs Sons Company, in settlement of a 

claim, the sum of three hundred fifty-five dollars and 
fifteen cents. This amount shall be certified by the 
comptroller of the commonwealth only upon the filing 
of satisfactory releases or other evidence that the pay- 
ment is accepted in full compensation on the part of 
the commonwealth in respect thereto 355 15 

Registration of Motor Vehicles: 

692. For personal services, a sum not exceeding eight hundred 

ninety thousand dollars, of which sum ten thousand 
dollars may be charged to the General Fund, and the 
remainder shall be paid from the Highway Fund . . 890,000 00 






P.D. 54 7 

Item 

693. For services other than personal, including traveling ex- 

penses, purchase of necessary supplies and materials, 
including cartage and storage of the same, and for work 
incidental to the registration and licensing of owners 
and operators of motor vehicles, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred sixty thousand dollars, to be paid from the 
Highway Fund ' . . . . $560,000 00 

694. For printing and other expenses necessary in connection with 

publicity for certain safety work, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars, to be paid from the High- 
way Fund 2,500 00 

Special : 

695. For the construction and reconstruction of certain highways, 

as authorized by chapter three hundred and sixty-four 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred seven thousand one hundred 
dollars, to be paid from the Highway Fund, and to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose 107,100 00 

Functions of the department relating to waterways 
and public lands: 

696. For personal services of the chief engineer and assistants, a 

. sum not exceeding fifty-two thousand dollars . . . 52,000 00 

697. For services other than personal, including printing pamphlet 

of laws and the annual report, and for necessary office 
and engineering supplies and equipment, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty -five hundred dollars 2,500 00 

698. For the care and maintenance of the province lands and of 

lands acquired and structures erected by the Province- 
town tercentenary commission, a sum not exceeding 
five thousand dollars 5,000 00 

699. For the maintenance of structures, and for repairing dam- 

ages along the coast line or river banks of the com- 
monwealth, and for the removal of wrecks and other 
obstructions from tide waters and great ponds, a sum 
not exceeding forty thousand dollars 40,000 00 

700. For the improvement, development and protection of rivers 

and harbors, tide waters and foreshores within the com- 
monwealth, as authorized by section eleven of chapter 
ninety-one of the General Laws, and of great ponds, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred twenty-five thousand 
dollars, and any unexpended balance of the appropria- 
tion remaining at the end of the current fiscal year 
may be expended in the succeeding fiscal year for the 
same purposes; provided, that all expenditures made 
for the protection of shores shall be upon condition 
that at least fifty per cent of the cost is covered by 
contributions from municipalities or other organizations 
and individuals, and that in the case of dredging chan- 
nels for harbor improvements at least twenty-five per 

cent of the cost shall be so covered 125,000 00 

For re-establishing and permanently marking certain tri- 
angulation points and sections, as required by order of 
the land court in accordance with section thirty-three 
of chapter ninety-one of the General Laws, as amended, 
a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars . . . 1,000 00 



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Item 

702. For expenses of surveying certain town boundaries, by the 

department of public works, a sum not exceeding forty- 
five hundred dollars $4,500 00 

703. For the supervision and operation of commonwealth pier 

five, including the salaries or other compensation of 
employees, and for the repair and replacement of 
equipment and other property, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred ten thousand dollars, to be, paid from the Port 
of Boston receipts 110,000 00 

704. For the maintenance of pier one, at East Boston, a sum not 

exceeding eight thousand dollars, to be paid from the 

Port of Boston receipts ........ 8,000 00 

705. For the maintenance and improvement of commonwealth 

property under the control of the department in con- 
nection with its functions relating to waterways and 
public lands, a sum not exceeding ninety thousand dol- 
lars, to be paid from the Port of Boston receipts . . 90,000 00 

706. For the operation and maintenance of the New Bedford state 

pier, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars . . 5,000 00 

707. For the compensation of dumping inspectors, a sum not ex- 

ceeding five thousand dollars 5,000 00 

708. For continuing the work in gauging the flow of water in the 

streams of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding four 

thousand dollars 4,000 00 

Specials : 

709. For dredging channels and filling flats, a sum not exceeding 

seventy-five thousand dollars, to be paid from the Port 
of Boston receipts and to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose .... 75,000 00 

710. For the maintenance and repair of certain property in the 

town of Plymouth, a sum not exceeding six thousand 

dollars 6,000 00 

711. For the construction of railroads and piers and for the de- 

velopment of land at South Boston and East Boston, 
a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, to be paid 
from the Port of Boston receipts and to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose 10,000 00 

The following six items are to be paid from the High- 
way Fund: 

733. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with the ap- 

proval of the metropolitan district commission, a sum 
not exceeding two hundred sixty-three thousand six 
hundred and fifty dollars, representing the state's por- 
tion or one half of the estimated cost of maintenance 263,650 00 

734. For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, with the ap- 

proval of the metropolitan district commission, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, represent- 
ing the state's portion or one half of the estimated cost 

of resurfacing 100,000 00 

734a. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with the ap- 
proval of the metropolitan district commission, to 
provide for the payment of certain deficiencies incurred 
on account of the construction of the Neponset bridge, 
so-called, the sum of one hundred eighty-seven dollars 
and fifty cents, representing the state's portion or one- 
quarter of the total deficiencies 187 50 

735. For the construction of certain boulevards, as authorized 

by chapter three hundred and thirty-four of the acts of 
nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, a sum not exceeding 



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Item 

one hundred eighty-five thousand five hundred dollars, 
representing the remainder of the state's portion of the 
estimated cost of construction, the same to be in addi- 
tion to any amount heretofore appropriated for the pur- 
pose t . . $185,500 00 

736. For certain improvements in the Charles River basin, as 

authorized by chapter three hundred and seventy-one 
of the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, a sum 
not exceeding one hundred fifty-five thousand dollars, 
representing the state's portion of the cost of such im- 
provements required for the current year, the same to 
be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose 155,000 00 

737. (This item omitted.) 

738. For maintenance of Wellington bridge, with the approval of 

the metropolitan district commission, a sum not exceed- 
ing fifty-five hundred dollars 5,500 00 

Deficiencies 
For deficiencies in certain appropriations of previous 
years, in certain items, as follows: 

Department of Public Works 
For the maintenance and repair of state highways, including 
care of snow on highways, expenses of traffic signs and 
lights, and payment of damages caused by defects in 
state highways with the approval of the attorney gen- 
eral, and for care and repair of road-building machin- 
ery, the sum of two hundred thirty-four dollars and 
ninety-three cents, to be paid from the Highway Fund 234 93 

Chapter 426, Acts of 1930, in addition to the general appropriation act making 
appropriations to supplement certain items contained therein, and for certain new 
activities and projects, is, in part, as follows: — 

Service of Special Legislative Investigations 
32c. For expenses of a further investigation by an unpaid special 
commission relative to the filling of navigable waters in 
a part of Fort Point Channel and South Bay, as author- 
ized by chapter twenty-nine of the resolves of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars 2,000 00 

32d. For expenses of a special unpaid commission to investi- 
gate relative to the advisability of the construction by 
the commonwealth of a fish pier in Gloucester harbor, 
as authorized by chapter thirty-two of the resolves of 
the present year, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars 5,000 00 

Service of the Treasurer and Receiver-General 
219. To meet in part the appropriation required for serial bonds 
maturing during the present year, the sum of two hun- 
dred fifty thousand dollars shall be taken from the bal- 
ance of the receipts of the sale of the Boston dry dock. 

Service of the Department of Public Works 

Functions of the department relating to highways 

(the following appropriations, except as otherwise 

provided, are made from the Highway Fund) : 

686. For the construction and repair of town and county ways, 

a sum not exceeding six hundred fifty thousand dollars, 



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Item 

the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 

appropriated for the purpose $650,000 00 

689. For the purpose of enabling the department of public works 
to secure federal aid for the construction of highways, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred fifty thousand dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose 150,000 00 

Registration of Motor Vehicles: 

692. For personal services, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dol- 

lars, to be paid from the Highway Fund, and to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose 10,000 00 

693. For services other than personal, including traveling ex- 

penses, purchase of necessary supplies and materials, 
including cartage and storage of the same, and for work 
incidental to the registration and licensing of owners 
and operators of motor vehicles, a sum not exceeding 
fifty-nine thousand dollars, to be paid from the High- 
way Fund, and to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for the purpose 59,000 00 

The sum of one hundred thousand dollars is hereby 
transferred from the appropriation made in item 
six hundred and eighty-seven of the general appro- 
priation act of the present year, and the same 
amount is added to item six hundred and eighty- 
six. 

Functions of the department relating to waterways 
and public lands: 
700. For the improvement, development and protection of rivers 
and harbors, tide waters and foreshores within the com- 
monwealth, as authorized by section eleven of chapter 
ninety-one of the General Laws, and of great ponds, a 
sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, to be in addi- 
tion to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose, and any unexpended balance of the appropria- 
tion remaining at the end of the current fiscal year may 
be expended in the succeeding fiscal year for the same 
purposes; provided, that all expenditures made for the 
protection of shores shall be upon condition that at 
least fifty per cent of the cost is covered by contribu- 
tions from municipalities or other organizations and in- 
dividuals, and that in the case of dredging channels for 
harbor improvements at least twenty-five per cent of 
the cost shall be so covered 50,000 00 

Specials : 

708a. For the cost of constructing a dike on province lands in the 
town of Provincetown, as authorized by chapter three 
hundred of the acts of the present year, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty thousand dollars 20,000 00 

709. For dredging channels and filling flats, a sum not exceeding 
ninety thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose, 
and to be paid from the receipts from the Port of Bos- 
ton or general fund 90,000 00 



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Item Metropolitan District Commission {Highway Fund) 

The following items are to be paid from the High- 
way Fund: 

733. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with the ap- 
proval of the metropolitan district commission, a sum 
not exceeding sixty-two hundred and fifty dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for the purpose $6,250 00 

734a. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, with the ap- 
proval of the metropolitan district commission, to pro- 
vide for the payment of certain deficiencies incurred 
on account of the construction of the Neponset bridge, 
so-called, the sum of seventy dollars and twenty-five 
cents, representing the state's portion of one quarter 
of the total deficiencies, and to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 70 25 

737. For the cost of reconstructing a section of boulevard in the 
Middlesex Fells reservation, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred thirty thousand dollars 130,000 00 

Unclassified Accounts and Claims 

Payments for certain claims authorized by the follow- 
ing appropriations shall be certified by the comp- 
troller of the commonwealth only upon the filing 
of satisfactory releases or other evidence that the 
payments are accepted in full compensation on the 
part of the commonwealth in respect thereto: 

751b. For Clara Boyce of Warren, Rhode Island, the sum of four 
thousand and ninety-eight dollars, and for Frank A. 
Boyce of Seekonk, Massachusetts, the sum of forty- 
eight hundred sixty-six dollars and fifty cents, both in 
compensation for injuries sustained in an automobile 
accident, as authorized by chapter twenty-one of the 
resolves of the present year, and to be paid from the 
Highway Fund 8,964 50 

75 If. For the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company, in settle- 
ment of a certain claim, as authorized by chapter 
thirty-four of the resolves of the present year, the 
sum of three thousand dollars 3,000 00 

751g. For Giles E. Hopkins of Arlington, the sum of nine hundred 
sixty-seven dollars and sixty-six cents, for Arnold A. 
Goodwin of said town, the sum of fifteen hundred 
ninety-seven dollars and thirty-two cents, and for Ros- 
well Eldridge of Lexington, the sum of nineteen hun- 
dred forty-eight dollars, severally in compensation for 
injuries sustained in an automobile accident, as author- 
ized by chapter thirty-nine of the resolves of the pres- 
ent year, and to be paid from the Highway Fund . . 4,512 98 

751h. For the parents of John F. Grant, as authorized by chapter 
forty of the resolves of the present year, the sum of 

I three thousand dollars, to be paid from the Highway 
Fund 3,000 00 

Deficiencies 
For deficiencies in certain appropriations of previous 
years, in certain items, as follows: 
Service of the Department of Public Works 
For the maintenance and repair of state highways, including 



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Item 

lights, and payment of damages caused by defects in 
state highways with the approval of the attorney gen- 
eral, and for care and repair of road-building machin- 
ery, the sum of six hundred seventy-four dollars and 
eighteen cents, to be paid from the Highway Fund . $674 18 

For the purpose of enabling the department of public works 
to secure federal aid for the construction of highways, 
the sum of twelve hundred fifty-one dollars and thirty- 
nine cents, to be paid from the Highway Fund . . 1,251 39 
For the maintenance and improvement of commonwealth 
property under the control of the department in con- 
nection with its functions relating to waterways and 
public lands, the sum of eighty-seven dollars and 
ninety-six cents, to be paid from the Port of Boston 
receipts 87 96 

Metropolitan District Commission 
The following items are to be assessed upon the sev- 
eral districts in accordance with the methods fixed 
by law, and to be expended under the direction and 
with the approval of the metropolitan district com- 
mission : 

767a. For the cost of an investigation by an unpaid special com- 
mission of the general subject of the discharge of sew- 
age into Boston harbor, as authorized by chapter 
twenty-nine of the resolves of nineteen hundred and 
twenty-nine, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dol- 
lars, the same to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for the purpose, and to be assessed 
in accordance with said resolve 30,000 00 

Other Appropriations 
Service of Legislative Investigations 
32o. For expenses of an investigation relative to the future 
policy of the commonwealth with regard to the main- 
tenance by the commonwealth of bridges, as authorized 
by chapter sixty-three of the resolves of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars, 
to be paid from the Highway Fund 2,500 00 

Service of the Department of Public Works 

686a. For expenses on account of the removal of certain highway 
bridges over the former location of the Hampden Rail- 
road Corporation, as authorized by chapter three hun- 
dred and eighty-eight of the acts of the present year, 
a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars, to be paid 

from the Highway Fund 30,000 00 

The expenses required to carry out the provisions of 
chapter four hundred and six of the acts of the 
present year may be paid out of item six hundred 
and eighty-eight of chapter one hundred and fifteen 
of the acts of the present year. 

Service of the Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary 

Commission 

184a. For certain expenses approved by the Massachusetts Bay 
Colony tercentenary commission, as authorized by 
chapter sixty-eight of the resolves of the present year, 
a sum not exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars . 75,000 00 






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Item Service of the Treasurer and Receiver -General 

219. To meet in part the appropriation required for serial bonds 
maturing during the present year, the sum of two hun- 
dred fifty thousand dollars shall be taken from the 
balance of the receipts of the sale of the Boston dry 
dock. 

Service of the Department of Public Works 
Functions of the department relating to highways 
(the following appropriations, except as otherwise 
provided, are made from the Highway Fund) : 

686. For the construction and repair of town and county ways, a 
sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, the same to be 
in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
the purpose $50,000 00 

689. For the purpose of enabling the department of public works 
to secure federal aid for the construction of highways, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred fifty thousand dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose 150,000 00 

For expenditures authorized by chapter four hun- 
dred and twenty of the acts of the present year, 
the following amounts are hereby appropriated, to 
be paid from the Highway Fund: 

693a. For authorized expenditures by the department of public 
works, a sum not exceeding six hundred forty thousand 
dollars 640,000 00 

737a. For authorized expenditures by the metropolitan district 
commission, a sum not exceeding eighty thousand dol- 
lars 80,000 00 



FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
SUMMARY OF INCOME 

Year Ending Nov. 30, 1930 

Highway Fund 
Ch. 288, Acts of 1925 
Fees (for registration of motor vehicles, licenses 
to operate, etc.) and fines (penalties, Sundry 

Courts), gross receipts $7,185,456 63 

Gasoline tax, gross 10,504,736 85 

Contributions for highways and assessments 

(G. L., Ch. 81) 1,150,067 41 

Appropriation balances of previous years reverting 108,226 45 

Reimbursement for repairs to guard rails . . 10,155 57 

Sale of old materials 1,395 92 

Refunds 4,775 55 



$18,964,814 38 



Port of Boston Fund 
Ch. 91, General Laws 

Rent (leases and permits) $216,893 62 

Reimbursement for services (inspection of dump- 
ing dredged material in Boston Harbor) . . 3,083 39 
Use of Commonwealth Pier No. 5 (wharfage, 

dockage, rentals, etc.) 193,241 86 

Use of Commonwealth Pier No. 1 (rentals, etc.) 637 69 

Use of Hay ward Creek Property (rentals) . 168 00 



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Revenue from permits tor dumping dredged ma- 
terial at receiving basins f. $5,622 09 

License charges (for tidewater displacement and 
occupying Commonwealth tide lands) Boston 

Harbor ' . . 200,726 28 

Telephone pay station receipts 99 83 

Sales of land, South Boston 25,025 00 

Sales of Boston Harbor maps 34 50 

Refunds 148 44 

$645,680 70 

Department Income 

(Ordinary Revenue) 

Reimbursement for services (heating D Street 

Building) $232 00 

Sales (specifications and plans for contracts) . 748 18 

Interest on Bank accounts 1,927 98 

Reimbursement for services (inspection of dump- 
ing dredged material outside of Boston Harbor, 

ch. 196, Acts of 1925) 1,203 88 

License charges (for tidewater displacement and 
occupying Commonwealth tide lands) outside of 

Boston Harbor 8,450 12 

Certified copying charges 142 00 

Sale of Atlas sheets and miscellaneous plans . . 957 85 

Use of Province Lands (§ 25, C. 91, G. L.) . 301 85 

Permits for advertising signs 18,811 34 

Use of New Bedford State Pier 7,621 58 

Highway and route maps and bulletins ... 50 00 

$40,446 78 

Improvement of Rivers and Harbors Trust 

Sections 11, 29, ch. 91, Gen. Laws 

Contributions from towns, individuals or others . $201,422 07 

Highway Trust 
(Section 30, Ch. 81, Gen. Laws) 
Federal Aid (reimbursement from U. S. Govern- 
ment) $1,264,131 53 

$1,264,131 53 

Total , $21,116,495 46 

EXPENDITURES 

The expenditures by the Department under the provisions of General Laws and 
other acts and the appropriation acts, chapters 115 and 426, Acts of 1930, during 
the fiscal year ending Nov. 30, 1930, were as follows: 

Administrative 
Commissioners, Associate Commissioners, per- 
sonal services of clerks, stenographers, and 

commissioners travel $30,937 82 

Relating to Highways 
Personal Services — Chief Engineer, clerks and 

stenographers 82,893 97 

State Highways — Construction (Chap. 81 G. L.) 

General Contract Work $3,147,392 06 

Engineering (Supervision) 473,028 01 

Rent of office, Commonwealth Pier 5 . . 8,250 00 

Highway Testing Laboratory . . . . 12,311 91 

$3,640,981 98 



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Maintenance and Repair of State Highways 

(Chapter 81, General Laws) 

Reconstruction of State Highways 

General contract work $4,384,531 85 

Engineering, supervision on reconst. . . 467,214 86 



Ordinary Maintenance 

General Maintenance $1,049,187 82 

Engineering (supervision) 288,416 07 

Highway Testing Laboratory .... 10,824 07 

Laboratory machinery 2,271 76 

Care and repair of road building machinery 206,667 55 

Removal of snow from highways . . . 422,698 14 

Roadside planting and development . . ' . 44,383 36 

Traffic, engineering, signs and traffic count 147,969 02 

Paint manufacture 26,113 77 

Newburyport bridge, Salisbury-Newbury- 

port, over Merrimack River, maintenance 

and operation 4,775 76 

Brightman St. Bridge, Fall River-Somerset 

maintenance and operation .... 15,243 90 
New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge-Acushnet 

River, (Chapter 426, Acts of 1930) . . 10,065 56 
Tercentenary signs on highways (Ch. 10 

Res. 1930) 14,364 04 

Route and detour maps 3,930 95 

Rent for offices at Commonwealth Pier 5 9,750 00 

Rent for offices at D Street .... 15,000 00 

Additional office at Commonwealth Pier 5 . 14,739 67 



$4,851,746 71 



Construction and Repair of Town and County Ways 
(Section 34, Chapter 90, General Laws) States' 
expenditures for work contracted for in cities 

and towns $1,987,419 05 

Engineering and expense (supervision) . 479,430 07 



$2,286,401 44 



Aiding Towns in the Repair and Improvement of Public Ways 
(Section 26, Chapter 81, G. L., as amended) 
States' expenditures for work contracted for 

in cities and towns $816,135 78 

Engineering and expense (supervision) . 74,822 93 



$2,466,849 12 



$890,958 71 
Highways in Five Western Counties: 

(Chapter 221, Acts of 1915) and 

(Chapter 572, Acts of 1920) .... 37 77 

Incidentals (printing, postage, supplies, etc.) . 9,981 57 

Advertising Signs, regulation of, personal services 

and expenses 14,605 31 

Southern Traffic Route Const. (Chapter 330 and 

344 Acts of 1925 and Section 4, Chapter 369 

and 398, Acts of 1926) 

Engineering and awards 27,487 65 

Southern Artery Betterment Assessments, Refunds 

(Chapter 382, Acts of 1929) 1,333 19 

Traffic Artery in City of Cambridge (Connect- 



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ing Alewife Brook Parkway and Fresh Pond 

Parkway (Chapter 366, Acts of 1928) . . $176,829 59 

Public Highway, shore of Dorchester Bay, 

Quincy (Chapter 259, Acts of 1928) . . 6,633 78 

Highways in Maiden, Braintree, Weymouth and 

Hingham, Braintree and Weymouth . . $261,252 01 

Maiden 62,808 08 

$324,060 09 
Bridges over location of Southern New England Railroad, 

repairs (Chapter 308, Acts of 1930) . . . 22,820 45 

Removal of Bridges, Palmer, Ludlow and Bel- 

chertown (Chapter 388, Acts of 1930) . . 9,929 56 

Highways in Metropolitan District (Chapter 
420, Acts of 1930) 
Section 1. — Canton — Dedham — Wellesley, 

etc $11,524 80 

Section 2. — Canterbury Street, Boston . 5,565 93 

Section 3. — Land taking — Neponset River — 

Milton 4,677 61 

Section 4. — West Roxbury — Brookline Park- 
way 2,056 99 

Section 5. — Broadway — Revere Beach Park- 
way — Grade separation, Everett 1,269 55 

$25,094 88 
Suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths 

on State highways in cities and towns . . 12,644 08 

Claim of D. O'Connell 355 15 

Total Expenditures for Highways .... $14,851,645 00 

Expenditures Relating to the Registry of Motor Vehicles 
The cost of running the Registry of Motor Vehicles .... $1,511,043 20 

Summary of Expenditures Relating to Waterways 

General Expenses $53,151 60 

Boston Harbor: 

Maintenance and operation, Commonwealth Pier 1, East Boston . 8,013 70 

Maintenance and operation, Commonwealth Pier 5, South Boston . 107,852 41 

Maintenance of property 95,985 98 

Dredging and filling 196,674 32 

Streets, piers and railroads 36,814 73 

Dredging Savin Hill Bay 77,322 31 

Boston Harbor investigation 29,613 18 

Moving hangars at airport, East Boston 5,81172 

Outside of Boston Harbor: 

Improvement of rivers and harbors 267,066 90 

Fort Point Channel investigation — 

Repairing damages to shore 62,309 53 

Maintenance, New Bedford State Pier 2,474 46 

Expenses of province lands 5,000 00 

Expenses of Plymouth property 4,609 23 

Topographical survey 914 36 

Stream gauging . . 3,865 48 

Surveying town boundaries 2,595 67 

Compensation for services of dumping inspectors .... 804 50 

Chapter 300, 1930— Dike Province Lands 14,280 82 

Total $975,160 90 



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Summary of Expenditures by Department for Year Ending Nov. 30, 1930 

Administrative $30,937 82 

Relating to Highways 14,851,645 00 

Registry of Motor Vehicles 1,511,043 20 

Relating to Waterways 975,160 90 

Total $17,368,786 92 

Cooperative Work — Supervision of Expenditures 
The Department has supervised the expenditures during the year by cities, 
towns and counties, under chapter 81, General Laws, as amended by section 1, 
chapter 120, Acts of 1921 (inserting a new section 26-A), and as amended in 
section 26 by chapter 281, Acts of 1922, chapter 315, Acts of 1926, and chapter 
171, Acts of 1930, and under section 34, chapter 90, General Laws, as amended 
by section 1, chapter 112, Acts of 1921, chapter 288, Acts of 1925, chapter 316, 
Acts of 1928, and by chapter 343, Acts of 1929, of approximately $3,639,703.60 
for cooperative work, in repairing, maintaining and improving certain public ways, 
and for other road work for which the towns and cities made contributions. All 
such work was carried out in conformity with contracts, specifications and plans 
approved by the Department. 

RELATING TO HIGHWAYS 

General Statement 

State Highways. — During the year ending Nov. 30, 1930, the Department has 
laid out new State highways amounting to 55.064 miles of highways in 29 cities 
and towns. Under chapter 81, General Laws, as amended by chapter 427, Acts 
of 1921, 13.985 miles of State highways were discontinued or abandoned. The 
total length of State highways at the end of the year was 1,668.836 miles. Work 
was completed on about 40.996 miles of State highway, portions of which were 
laid out in 1929. 

Highways Constructed in 1930. — Construction has been completed on 40.996 
miles of State highway, 208.066 miles of highways under the provisions of section 
34 of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as amended, and 8.252 miles of highways 
under the provisions of special acts, making a total of 257.314 miles completed 
during the year. 

Of the above roads completed this year 23.278 miles were of gravel; 24.845 
miles were of bituminous concrete; 117.868 miles were of bituminous macadam; 
8.387 miles were of reinforced concrete; 62.009 miles were of gravel with a 
bituminous treatment, 6.803 miles were of dual type (reinforced concrete and 
bituminous macadam) ; 0.597 miles were of waterbound macadam with a bitu- 
minous treatment; 13.527 miles were of bituminous concrete (re-tread method). 

Resurfacing, Reconstruction and Widening of State Highways. — During the 
year 13.294 miles of State highway were widened but not resurfaced and 77.964 
miles were resurfaced or reconstructed and widened. These figures are for com- 
pleted work. There is uncompleted work in various stages on a number of miles 
of road where the work will be completed next year. 

Of the roads resurfaced or reconstructed this year, 47.565 miles were of bitu- 
minous macadam, 10.418 miles were of bituminous concrete, 12.173 miles were 
of reinforced concrete, and 7.808 miles were of dual type (reinforced concrete 
and bituminous macadam). 

■ Surveys, Plans and Estimates. — During the year preliminary surveys, plans and 
estimates were made as follows: 

For State Highway Construction. — Preliminary surveys in 57 towns, 111.453 

I miles; plans in 45 towns, 117.659 miles; preliminary estimates in 28 towns, 61.004 
miles; lines and grades in 30 towns, 69.034 miles and final surveys 11 towns, 12.868 
miles. 
For State Highway Reconstruction and Resurfacing. — Preliminary surveys in 



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in 38 towns, 113.161 miles; lines and grades in 45 towns, 162.210 miles; final sur- 
veys in 40 towns, 83.838 miles. 

Under section 34 x Chapter 90, General Laws, as amended. — Preliminary surveys 
in 154 towns, 232.305 miles; plans in 153 towns, 232.377 miles; preliminary esti- 
mates in 144 towns, 14§.130 miles; lines and grades in 189 towns, 210.421 miles; 
final survey in 57 towns, 115.610 miles. Preliminary survey, plans, estimates and 
lines and grades in 2 towns, 4.598 miles by a private engineer under State super- 
vision. 

Under the provisions of various Resolves, surveys were made as follows : — 

Chapter 366, Resolves of 1928, — final survey in 1 city,, 1.723 miles. 

Chapter 364, Resolves of 1929, section 1, — finat survey in 1 city, 1.529 miles. 

Chapter 364, Resolves of 1929, section 4, — final survey in 3 towns, 6.061 miles. 

Chapter 48, Resolves of 1930, section 5, — reconnaissance survey and plans in 
2 towns, 4.497 miles. 

Chapter 420, Acts of 1930: — 

Section 1; — Preliminary survey and plans in 3 towns, 3.156 miles. 

Section 2; — Preliminary survey and plans in 1 city, 6.865 miles. 

Section 3; — Preliminary survey and plans in 1 city, and 1 town, 1.824 miles. 

Section 4; — Preliminary survey and plans in 1 city, and 1 town, 3.826 miles. 

Section 5; — Preliminary survey and plans in 1 city, 0.833 miles. 

For Roads to be Constructed by Towns. — Preliminary surveys in 4 towns, 1.023 
miles; preliminary plans in 2 towns, 0.688 miles; preliminary estimates in 2 towns, 
0.577 miles; lines and grades in 2 towns, 0.577 miles; final survey in 1 town, 0.922 
miles. 

State Highway Reconnaissance. — Surveys in 70 towns, 175.947 miles. 

Chapter 90 Reconnaissance. — Surveys in 5 towns, 6.577 miles. Precise levels 
in 141 towns, 716 miles. 

Plans to accompany decrees for street railway locations on State highways have 
been made in 4 towns. 

Permits. — There were 2,320 permits issued during the year for opening or 
occupying State highways for various purposes. 

Engineering Advice to Municipal Authorities. — The Department furnished 
without charge engineering advice to 27 cities and towns in accordance with the 
provisions of secton 1, chapter 81 of the General Laws. 

Approval of Specifications. — The Department approved during the year, under 
the provisions of section 7, chapter 44 of the General Laws, as amended, speci- 
fications for the construction of roads in 46 towns and cities. 

Approval of Bridge Plans. — The Department approved during the year, under 
the provisions of chapter 313 of the Acts of 1923, plans for the construction 
of bridges in 10 towns and cities. 

Petitions, Meetings and Hearings 

In addition to the regular weekly meetings of the Department throughout the 
year, numerous hearings and conferences have been held, including the annual 
hearings in the several counties in the Commonwealth for the open discussion 
of questions relating to the public ways, as required by section 1, chapter 81, 
General Laws; hearings on petitions for the amendment or revision of permits 
for the operation of bus lines in 40 cases; appeals from the action taken by the 
Registrar of Motor Vehicles in the suspension or revocation of certain licenses 
to operate motor vehicles in 52 cases; on the matter of outdoor advertising in 14 
cases; on the matter of special regulations for motor vehicles in Somerville, Pea- 
body and Boston; on petitions for the relocation of street railway tracks in 
Andover, Shrewsbury and Westborough; on a petition protesting against the 
changing of the names of two parks in the city of Fall River; on the disposal of 
certain used motor vehicles and the licensing of motor vehicle junk yards; on a 
regulation concerning motor vehicles equipped with radio receiving sets; and on a 
petition requesting the adoption of rules and regulations governing the use of 
Round Hills Airport in the town of Dartmouth. 

Petitions were received and contracts signed during the year as follows : — 



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State highways 

Work under section 34, chapter 90, General Laws, as amended 
Work under section 26, chapter 81, General Laws, as amended 
Work under Special Act 





19 


Petitions 


Contracts 


40 


76 


141 


409 


171 


170 




1 



352 656 



State Highways 

Petitions for State Highways 

General Laws, chapter 81, section 4, provides that — 

"If county commissioners, aldermen or selectmen adjudge that public necessity 

and convenience require that the Commonwealth lay out and take charge of a 

new or existing way as a highway in whole or in part, in their county, city or 

town, they may apply, by a written petition, to the division, requesting that said 

way be laid out and taken charge of by the commonwealth." 

Petitions under the aforesaid section have been received during the year, as 

follows : — 

Selectmen of Dalton. — Road extending from a point on North Street about 
7,450 feet distant westerly from the dividing line between the towns of Dalton 
and Windsor to the junction of North and Main Streets. Received Feb. 8, 
1930. 

Selectmen of Sandwich. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Bourne and Sandwich, over a new location, to a point near the fish 
hatchery of the State Department of Conservation. Received Feb. 6, 1930. 

Mayor and Board of Aldermen of Woburn. — Road locally known as Salem 
Street, extending from the junction of Cedar and Salem Streets to the divid- 
ing line between the city of Woburn and the town of Stoneham. Received 
Feb. 28, 1930. 

Selectmen of Pembroke. — Road extending from a point on North Street near 
Schooset Street to the dividing line between the towns of Pembroke and 
Hanover. Received Mar. 4, 1930. 

Selectmen of Hanover. — Road extending from a point on Washington Street 
near the property of Otis Miller south-easterly, over a new location, to a 
point on Washington Street near Pond Street (distance about 2,500 feet). 
Also road extending from a point on Washington Street near Hanover Street 
south-easterly, over a new location, to the dividing line between the towns 
of Hanover and Pembroke (distance about 6,100 feet). Received Mar. 4, 1930. 

Selectmen of North Andover. — Road extending from a point on the Salem 
Turnpike about 2,500 feet southerly from Wilson's Corner southerly to the 
dividing line between the towns of North Andover and Andover. Received 
Mar. 11, 1930. 

Selectmen of Andover. — Road extending from a point on. Main Street near the 
North Reading town line northerly to the dividing line between the towns of 
Andover and North Andover. Received Mar. 11, 1930. 

Selectmen of Middleborough. — Road locally known as Bedford Street, extend- 
ing from the dividing line between the towns of Bridgewater and Middle- 
borough to the dividing line between the towns of Middleborough and 
Lakeville. Also road extending from Bedford Street to Wareham Street over 
a new location and Grove Street. Received Mar. 20, 1930. 

Selectmen of Bridgewater. — Road locally known as Bedford Street, extending 
from Bridgewater Square to the dividing line between the towns of Bridge- 

I water and Middleborough. Received Mar. 19, 1930. 
Selectmen of Hanover. — Road extending from the junction of Washington and 
Mill Streets, over a new location, to a point about 1,500 feet northerly from 
said junction, near the property now or formerly of Addie T. Howard. 
Received Mar. 25, 1930. 
Selectmen of Sutton. — Road locally known as the Old Hartford Turnpike, ex- 



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the dividing line between the towns of Sutton and Northbridge. Received 
April 1, 1930. 

Selectmen of Stoneham. — Road locally known as North Street, extending from 
the dividing line between the town of Stoneham and city of Woburn to the 
dividing line between the towns of Stoneham and Wakefield. Received 
April 8, 1930. 

Selectmen of Lakeville. — Road locally known as Taunton Street, extending 
from the dividing line between the city of Taunton and the town of Lakeville 
to the dividing line between the towns of Lakeville and Middleborough. Re- 
ceived April 14, 1930. 

Selectmen of Lee. — Road extending from a point on the Stockb ridge Road in 
the village of East Lee, near the property now or formerly of James Bianchi, 
to a point in said village on the Becket Road, near the property now or 
formerly of Clark Aiken. Received May 5, 1930. 

Selectmen of Wilmington. — Road locally known as Lowell Street, extending 
from the dividing line between the towns of Reading and Wilmington to a 
point about one and one-half miles distant northwesterly from said dividing 
line. Received May 19, 1930. 

Selectmen of Shrewsbury. — Road locally known as the Worcester Turnpike, 
extending from the junction of said Turnpike and Maple Avenue to the 
dividing line between the towns of Shrewsbury and Northborough. Received 
May 24, 1930. 

Selectmen of Northborough. — Road locally known as the Worcester Turnpike, 
extending from the dividing line between the towns of Shrewsbury and North- 
borough to the dividing line between the towns of Northborough and West- 
borough. Received May 24, 1930. 

Selectmen of Westborough. — Road locally known as the Worcester Turnpike, 
extending from the dividing line between the towns of Northborough and 
Westborough to the dividing line between the towns of Westborough and 
Southborough. Received May 24, 1930. 

Selectmen of Southborough. — Road locally known as the Worcester Turnpike, 
extending from the dividing line between the towns of Westborough and 
Southborough to White's Corner. Received May 24, 1930. 

Selectmen of Milton. — Road locally known as Randolph Avenue, extending 
from the dividing line between the city of Quincy and the town of Milton 
to Highland Street. Received June 23, 1930. 

Selectmen of North Attleborough. — Road extending from a point on Wash- 
ington Street near Hoppin Hill Avenue, over a new location in whole or in 
part, to a point on Washington Street near Park Street. Received June 26, 
1930. 

Selectmen of Avon. — Road extending from a point on East Main Street at or 
near East Street, over a new location, to the dividing line between the town 
of Avon and the city of Brockton at North Montello Street Extension. Re- 
ceived July 29, 1930. 

Selectmen of Abington. — Road locally known as Brockton Avenue, extending 
from the westerly side of Bedford Street to a point near Elm Street. Re- 
ceived Aug. 7, 1930. 

Bristol County Commissioners. — Road in Attleboro, extending from the 
dividing line between the State of Rhode Island and the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts at Newport Avenue along Newport Avenue to Highland Avenue 
and thence along Washington Street to a point near Vernal Street. Received 
Aug. 16, 1930. 

Mayor and Aldermen of Brockton. — Road locally known as North Montello 
Street, extending from the dividing line between the town of Avon and the city 
of Brockton to the junction of North Montello and Albion Streets. Received 
Aug. 13, 1930. 

Middlesex County Commissioners. — Road extending from the terminus of the 
State highway on the easterly side of the Merrimack River in Tvngsborough 
westerly across the Merrimack River and the Boston and Maine Railroad, 
by a new location for the bridge, to a point near the junction of the State 



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highway on the westerly side of the river with the road leading from Tyngs- 
borough to Dunstable. Received Sept. 23, 1930. 

Selectmen of Upton. — Road locally known as the Boston-Hartford Turnpike, 
extending from the dividing line between the towns of Northbridge and Upton 
to the dividing line between the towns of Upton and Hopkinton. Received 
Sept. 11, 1930. 

Norfolk County Commissioners. — Road extending from the dividing line be- 
tween the towns of Hingham and Cohasset to the dividing line between the 
towns of Scituate and Cohasset, in the town of Cohasset. Received April 
24, 1930. 

Selectmen of Templeton. — Road locally known as Main Street, extending from 
the G. A. R. Hall in East Templeton Village westerly to a point near the 
property now or formerly of P. W. Angel in Templeton Village. Received 
Oct. 8, 1930. 

Selectmen of Orange. — Road locally known as the Old Athol Road, extending 
from the Athol Road to the dividing line between the towns of Orange and 
Athol. Received Nov. 10, 1930. 

Selectmen of Athol. — Road locally known as the Old Orange Road, extending 
from South Main Street to the dividing line between the towns of Athol and 
Orange. Received Nov. 8, 1930. 

Selectmen of Ashfield. — Road locally known as the Conway Road and Main 
Street, extending from the dividing line between the towns of Ashfield and 
Conway to the Buckland Road. Received Nov. 7, 1930. 

Selectmen of Chester. — Road extending from a point on the Huntington Road 
at or near the property of George B. Tracy, over a new location south of the 
Boston & Albany Railroad to the dividing line between the towns of Chester 
and Huntington. Received Nov. 13, 1930. 

Selectmen of Huntington. — Road extending from a point on the Chester Road 
just south of the Boston and Albany Railroad grade crossing to the dividing 
line between the towns of Huntington and Chester, over a new location. 
Received Nov. 14, 1930. 

Selectmen of Hopedale. — Road locally known as South Main Street, extending 
from the dividing line between the towns of Milford and Hopedale to the 
dividing line between the towns of Hopedale and Mendon. Received Nov. 
15, 1930. 

Selectmen of Mendon. — Road extending from a point on the Milford-Belling- 
ham Road near the property of Eustachio Pettinelli, over a new location, to 
the dividing line between the towns of Mendon and Bellingham. Received 
Nov. 15, 1930. 

Selectmen of Milford. — Road locally known as Prospect, Elm, Courtland and 
South Main Streets, extending from West Street at its junction with Prospect 
Street to the dividing line between the towns of Milford and Hopedale. Re- 
ceived Nov. 15, 1930. 

Selectmen of Bourne. — Road extending from a point on the Plymouth Road 
near the Swift Memorial Methodist Church, over a new location, to the gov- 
ernment line on the north end of the Sagamore Bridge over the Cape Cod 
Canal. Received Nov. 20, 1930. 

Selectmen of Barnstable. — Road extending from a point on the Falmouth 
Road in Marstons Mills near the property of the Estate of William Weeks, 
over a new location, to a point on Pine Street near the property of J. Leo 
Murphy. Received Nov. 22, 1930. 

Selectmen of Weston. — Road extending from a point on the Boston Post Road 

I near Highland Street, over a new location, to a point on said Boston Post 
Road near Wellesley Street. Received Nov. 28, 1930. 
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Construction and Reconstruction of State Highways 
(Chapter 81, General Laws, as amended) 
The following contracts were entered into during the vear for the construction 
md reconstruction of State highways, and work incidental thereto, in various 
municipalities : — 



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Natick 
Dec. 10, 1929, contract made with Sherry Construction Company, Inc., of Fall 
River, for reconstructing about 10,925 feet of State highway on West Central 
Street, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam between two sections of rein- 
forced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $106,299.40. Work completed 
July 2, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $118,332.00. 

Natick-Wellesley 

Dec. 10, 1929, contract made with B. Perini & Sons, Inc., of Ashland, for 
reconstructing about 5,995 feet of State highway on East Central Street in Natick, 
and about 6,209 feet of State Highway on Central Street in Wellesley, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam between two sections of reinforced cement con- 
crete. The proposal amounted to $132,626.80. Work completed Aug. 15, 1930. 
Expenditure during 1930, $150,619.16. 

Barre 
Dec. 17, 1929, contract made with Frank & Frank Construction Co., of Provi- 
dence, R. I., for reconstructing about 8,953 feet of State highway on the Oakham- 
Petersham Road, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $53,099.35. Work completed Aug. 9, 1930. Expenditure during 
1930, $51,355.30. 

Gardner- Templet on 

Dec. 24, 1929, contract made with the Fitchburg Concrete Construction 
Company, for reconstructing about 12,427 feet of State highway on the Templeton 
Road in Gardner, and about 10,533 feet of State highway on the same road in 
Templeton, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $153,595.75. Work completed Sept. 22, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, 
$152,863.41. 

Marion 

Dec. 24, 1929, contract made with Joseph McCormick, of East Providence, R. I., 
for reconstructing about 24,067 feet of State highway on the Wareham Road, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $168,919.50. 
Work completed July 29, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $174,052.68. 

Hingham-Weymouth 

Dec. 24, 1929, contract made with Frank Lanza & Sons, of Boston, for recon- 
structing about 824 feet of State highway on Whiting Street in Hingham, and 
about 11,040 feet of State highway on Washington Street in Weymouth, the sur- 
face consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $96,429.90. 
Work completed July 26, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $88,023.24. 

Reading-Stoneham 

Dec. 31, 1929, contract made with Angelo Susi & Company of Boston, for 
reconstructing about 6,625 feet of State highway on Main Street in Reading, and 
about 5,362 feet of State highway on the same road in Stoneham, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam between two sections of reinforced cement 
concrete. The proposal amounted to $140,264.50. Work completed Aug. 28, 1930. 
Expenditure during 1930, $176,805.85. 

Erving 

Dec. 31, 1929, contract made with the Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, for 
reconstructing about 16,973 feet of State highway on the Millers Falls Road, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $152,- 
315.60. Work completed Aug. 30, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $161,715.84. 

Ipswich-Rowley-Newbury-Newburyport 
Jan. 7, 1930, contract made with Patrick J. Holland, of Lawrence, for resur- 
facing and widening the Newburyport Turnpike, about 3,438 feet in Ipswich, about 
18,677 feet in Rowley, about 20,783 feet in Newbury, and about 1,971 feet in 



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Newburyport, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete for 38,715 feet 
and of bituminous macadam for 6,153 feet. The proposal amounted to $344,802.05. 
Work completed Oct. 24, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $354,370.51. 

Orange 
Jan. 14, 1930, contract made with the Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, for 
reconstructing about 13,770 feet of State highway on the Erving Road, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $119,429.85. Work 
completed Sept. 8, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $126,038.33. 

Abington 
Mar. 11, 1930, contract made with Powers Brothers, of Brockton, for construct- 
ing about 5,672 feet of State highway on Bedford and Washington Streets, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $59,843.75. 
Work completed July 19, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $59,246.91. 

Bourne-Sandwich 

Mar. 11, 1930, contract made with Sidney W. Lawrence, of Falmouth, for 
constructing about 26,720 feet of State highway on the County Road in Bourne, 
and about 12,484 feet of State highway on the same road in Sandwich, the surface 
consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $289,492.00. Work 
about seven-eighths completed. Expenditure during 1930, $244,055.06. 

Florida-Savoy-Charlemont 

Mar. 12, 1930, contract made with D'Onfro Brothers, Inc., of Leominster, for 
making surface repairs, smoothing slopes, etc., on the Mohawk Trail in Florida, 
Savoy and Charlemont. The proposal amounted to $500.00. Work completed 
June 27, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $486.25. 

Canton 

Mar. 25, 1930, contract made with Reynolds Brothers, Inc., of Canton, for 
resurfacing and widening about 1,200 feet of State highway on Turnpike and 
Washington Streets, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The pro- 
posal amounted to $6,508.75. Work completed July 3, 1930. Expenditure during 
1930, $11,546.23. 

Quincy 

Mar. 25, 1930, contract made with Ezekiel C. Sargent, of Quincy, for recon- 
structing about 2,745 feet of State highway on Washington Street, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam and waterbound macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $19,939.50. Work completed May 29, 1930. Expenditure during 
1930, $19,151.10. 

Williamstown 

Mar. 25, 1930, contract made with D. S. McGrath, Inc., of Adams, for con- 
structing a bridge and approaches on about 1,600 feet of State highway on the 
River Road, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $26,767.70. Work completed July 31, 1930. Expenditure during 
1930, $27,237.90. 

Hanover-Pembroke 

Mar. 25, 1930, contract made with Arute Brothers, Inc., of New Britain, Conn., 
for constructing and reconstructing about 22,847 feet of State highway on Wash- 
ington Street and new location in Hanover, and about 1,931 feet of State highway 
on new location and North Street in Pembroke, the surface consisting of bituminous 
macadam. The proposal amounted to $264,291.80. Work completed Sept. 23, 
1930. Expenditure during 1930, $259,860.26. 

Littleton 
Mar. 25, 1930, contract made with DiGregorio Brothers & Company, of Worces- 
ter, for reconstructing about 4,100 feet of State highway on the Ayer Road, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to 
$16,555.20. Work completed June 24, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $15,017.91. 



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Brewster-Orleans 

April 8, 1930, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for reconstructing about 41,042 feet of State highway on the 
North County Road in Brewster, and about 453 feet of State highway on the same 
road in Orleans, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $206,220.80. Work about seven-eighths completed. Expenditure 
during 1930, $181,646.99. 

Taunton-Dighton-Rehoboth 

April 8, 1930, contract made with the Sherry Construction Company, Inc., of 
Fall River, for reconstructing about 30,168 feet of State highway on the Providence 
Turnpike, 10,234 feet being in Taunton, 8,225 feet in Dighton, and 11,709 feet in 
Rehoboth, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete with bituminous 
macadam shoulders. The proposal amounted to $265,955.15. Work practically 
completed. Expenditure during 1930, $264,548.38. 

Williams town 

April 8, 1930, contract made with the Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, for 
constructing about 23,088 feet of State highway on the Petersburg Mountain and 
Cold Spring Roads, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $105,975.00. Work completed Aug. 5, 1930. Expenditure during 
1930, $95,426.18. 

Billerica 

April 8, 1930, contract made with Antonio Pallotto, of Dracut, for reconstructing 
about 10,025 feet of State highway on the Boston-Lowell Road, the surface con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $81,455.10. Work 
completed Sept. 6, 1930. Expenditures during 1930, $83,436.45. 

West Springfield 

April 15, 1930, contract made with Daniel O'Connell's Sons, of Holyoke, for 
reconstructing about 8,182 feet of State highway on Westfield Street, the surface 
consisting of reinforced cement concrete with bituminous macadam shoulders. 
The proposal amounted to $120,219.05. Work completed Aug. 1, 1930. Expendi- 
ture during 1930, $126,029.28. 

Dalton 

April 15, 1930, contract made with D. S. McGrath, Inc., of Adams, for con- 
structing about 7,263 feet of State highway on North Street, the surface con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $79,896.25. Work 
completed Oct. 8, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $68,392.70. 

Sandisfield 

April 15, 1930, contract made with P. J. Kennedy & Company, Inc., of Holyoke. 
for constructing a steel bridge and the approaches thereto on the State highway 
known as the New Boston Road, the surface over the bridge consisting of bitu- 
minous concrete, the surface of the approaches consisting of bituminous macadam. 
The proposal amounted to $33,606.00. Work completed Nov. 25, 1930. Expen- 
diture during 1930, $30,330.03. 

Middleborough-Bridgewater 
April 29, 1930, contract made with Powers Brothers, of Brockton, for construct- 
ing about 19,183 feet of State highway on Bedford Street in Bridgewater, and 
about 12,600 feet of State highway on Bedford Street and new location in Middle- 
borough, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam between two sections of 
reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $429,525.80. Work com- 
pleted Nov. 24, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $410,431.26. 

Middleborough 

May 6, 1930, contract made with Frank Lanza & Sons, of Boston, for construct- 
ing and reconstructing about 31,397 feet of State highway on new location. Grove 



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Street and Wareham Street, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The 
proposal amounted to $258,540.40. Work practically completed. Expenditure 
during 1930, $275,774.89. 

Lee 
May 20, 1930, contract made with David W. Dwyer, of Dalton, for construct- 
ing and reconstructing 1,412 feet of State highway to form northerly and easterly 
approaches to the Becket-Pittsfield Road, the surface consisting of bituminous 
macadam. The proposal amounted to $13,263.35. Work completed Sept. 30, 1930. 
Expenditure during 1930, $13,427.71. 

Provincetown 
May 20, 1930, contract made with Michael F. Roach & Sons, Inc., of East 
Bridgewater, for resurfacing about 13,640 feet of State highway on the Race 
Point Road, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted 
to $39,121.00. Work completed Aug. 8, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, 
$40,715.78. 

Sonthborough 

June 24, 1930, contract made with F. Pritchard & Son, Inc., of Watertown, for 
relocating barn and silo of the National Dairy Company on the State highway 
known as the Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $4,390.00. Work 
completed Sept. 16, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $4,390.00. 

W estborough-Sonthborough 

July 8, 1930, contract made with B. Perini & Sons, Inc., of Ashland, for con- 
structing about 23,860 feet of State highway on the Worcester Turnpike, 12,560 
feet being in Westborough and 11,300 feet in Southborough, the surface consisting 
of two sections of reinforced cement concrete separated by a loamed space with 
bituminous macadam and gravel shoulders on the outer edges of the concrete. 
The proposal amounted to $779,213.60. Work about one-fourth completed. Ex- 
penditure during 1930, $262,879.64. 

Shrewsbury 

July 8, 1930. contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of Meri- 
den, Connecticut, for constructing and reconstructing about 11,715 feet of State 
highway on the Worcester Turnpike, the surface consisting of reinforced cement 
concrete with bituminous concrete between street railway rails for about 2,500 
feet, of reinforced cement concrete for about 2,003 feet, and for about 7,212 feet 
of two sections of reinforced cement concrete separated by a loamed space, with 
bituminous macadam and gravel shoulders on the outer edges of the concrete. 
The proposal amounted to $426,855.70. Work about one-fourth completed. Ex- 
penditure during 1930, $133,654.28. 

Shrewsbury-N orthborough-W estborough 
July 15, 1930, contract made with Carlo Bianchi & Company, Inc., of Framing- 
ham, for constructing about 28,446 feet of State highway on the Worcester Turn- 
pike, 10,718 feet being in Shrewsbury, 3,978 feet in Northborough and 13,750 feet 
in Westborough, the surface for about 8,500 feet consisting of two sections of 
reinforced cement concrete separated by a loamed space with bituminous macadam 
and gravel shoulders on the outer ed?es of the concrete, the surface on the balance 
of the roadway consisting of two sections of reinforced cement concrete separated 
by the double track street railway reservation. The proposal amounted to $1,005,- 
044.00. Work about one-fifth completed. Expenditure during 1930, $263,115.80.' 

IW estborough-Shrewsbary 
July 15, 1930, contract made with The John Cavanagh & Son Building Moving 
Company, of Boston, for moving buildings on the State highway known as the 
Worcester Turnpike in Westborough and Shrewsbury, and doing work incidental 
thereto. The proposal amounted to $9,984.00. Work completed Oct 8 1930 



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Shrewsbury-W estborough 

July 15, 1930, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for moving 
buildings on the State highway known as the Worcester Turnpike in Shrewsbury 
and Westborough, and doing work incidental thereto. The proposal amounted to 
$17,400.00. Work completed Aug. 26, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $17,400.00. 

Attleboro-N orth Attleborough 

July 15, 1930, contract made with J. J. McHale & Sons, Inc., of Pawtucket, 
R. I., for widening about 4,397 feet of State highway on Washington Street in 
Attleboro and about 13,638 feet of State highway on the same road in North 
Attleborough, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $154,507.10. Work completed Nov. 26, 1930. Expenditure during 
1930, $146,200.19. 

Dudley-South bridge 

July 22, 1930, contract made with the Waterbury Road Construction Co., Inc., 
of Hartford, Conn., for constructing about 13,452 feet of State highway on the 
Southbridge Road in Dudley, and about 7,431 feet of State highway on the Dudley 
Road in Southbridge, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The pro- 
posal amounted to $213,576.00. Work about three-fourths completed. Expendi- 
ture during 1930, $155,885.24. 

Randolph-Quincy-Milton 
July 22, 1930, contract made with D. M. Biggs & Company, of Boston, for 
reconstructing about 10,245 feet of State highway on North Main Street in Ran- 
dolph, and about 6,510 feet of State highway on Randolph Avenue in Quincy, and 
for constructing about 6,650 feet of State highway on Randolph Avenue in Milton, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam between two sections of reinforced 
cement concrete with bituminous macadam approaches and shoulders. The pro- 
posal amounted to $253,283.90. Work nearly completed. Expenditure during 
1930, $214,272.77 

Becket-Lee 

July 22, 1930, contract made with the Lane Construction Corporation, of Meri- 
den, Conn., for reconstructing about 26,162 feet of State highway on Jacob's Lad- 
der in Becket, and about 11,916 feet of State highway on the same road in Lee, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $282,- 
590.00. Work about half completed. Expenditure during 1930, $137,839.42. 

Revere-Saugus 
July 29, 1930, contract made with M. McDonough Co., of Saugus, for resur- 
facing about 3,193 feet of State highway on Broadway in Revere and about 4,038 
feet of State highway on the same road in Saugus, the surface consisting of 
bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $14,450.50. Work completed 
Sept. 20, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $17,351.75. 

Northborough 

Aug. 5, 1930, contract made with Burton H. Wiggin Company, of Boston, for 
relocating buildings on the land of F. E. Lawrence on the State highway in 
Northborough, known as the Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to 
$434.00. Work completed Aug. 23, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $434.00. 

Shrewsbury 
Aug. 5, 1930, contract made with F. Pritchard & Son, Inc., of Watertown, for 
relocating buildings on the land of Fred S. Holden on the State highway in Shrews- 
bury, known as the Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $4,250.00. 
Work completed Oct. 10, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $4,250.00. 

Westborough 

Aug. 5, 1930, contract made with The John Cavanagh and Son Building Moving 
Co., of Boston, for relocating a building on the land of Lewis W. Wynott on the 



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State highway in Westborough, known as the Worcester Turnpike. The proposal 
amounted to $1,039.00. Work completed Sept. 13, 1930. Expenditure during 
1930, $1,039.00. 

North Attleborough 

Aug. 5, 1930, contract made with B. Perini & Son, Inc., of Ashland, for con- 
structing about 11,450 feet of State highway on Washington Street, new location 
and Jefferson Street in North Attleborough, the surface consisting of reinforced 
cement concrete and bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $269,800.00. 
Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1930, $222,503.15. 

Shrewsbury 

Aug. 5, 1930, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for relocating 

buildings on the land of William O. and Alice M. Spooner on the State highway 

in Shrewsbury, known as the Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to 

$3,250.00. Work completed Sept. 15, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $3,250.00. 

Avon-Brockton 

Sept. 2, 1930, contract made with Powers Brothers, of Brockton, for construct- 
ing and reconstructing about 5,544 feet of State highway on East Main Street in 
Avon and about 6,119 feet of State highway on North Montello Street extension 
in Brockton, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam between two strips 
of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $147,733.95. Work 
about one-half completed. Expenditure during 1930, $65,091.29. 

Avon 
Sept. 9, 1930, contract made with James J. Gordon, of Hingham, for moving 
a building on the State highway in Avon, known as East Main Street. The pro- 
posal amounted to $1,625.00. Work completed Oct. 11, 1930. Expenditure during 
1930, $1,875.00. 

Avon 

Sept. 9, 1930, contract made with C. O. Harden & Son, of Brockton, for mov- 
ing buildings and doing all incidental work in connection therewith on the State 
highway in Avon, known as East Main Street. The proposal amounted to 
$5,887.00. Work about completed. Expenditure during 1930, $4,675.00. 

Shrewsbury 

Sept. 16, 1930, contract made with The John Cavanagh & Son Building Moving 
Co., of Boston, for moving buildings and doing all incidental work in connection 
therewith on the State highway in Shrewsbury, known as the Worcester Turnpike. 
The proposal amounted to $8,650.00. Work about completed. Expenditure during 
1930, $7,210.55. 

North Attleborough- Attleboro 

Sept. 16, 1930, contract made with Joseph J. England, of New Bedford, for 
moving buildings and doing all incidental work in connection therewith on the 
State highway in North Attleborough and Attleboro, known as Washington Street. 
The proposal amounted to $4,935.00. Work practically completed. Expenditure 
during 1930, $3,910.00. 

Waltham-Weston 

Sept. 23, 1930, contract made with Joseph P. McCabe, Inc., of Boston, for con- 
structing a bridge and approaches on about 1,480 feet of State highway at the 
dividing line between the city of Waltham and town of Weston, the surface over 
the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete and the surface of the approaches 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $72,109.55. Work 
about one-sixth completed. Expenditure during 1930, $12,515.11. 

Shrewsbury 
Sept. 30, 1930, contract made with Burton H. Wiggin Company, of Boston, 
for relocating building on the land of Mrs. Mary I. Moroney on the State high- 



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way in Shrewsbury, known as the Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted 
to $1,671.00. Work about completed. Expenditure during 1930, $1,406.15. 

Bridgewater-East Bridgewater 

Sept. 30, 1930, contract made with Arute Bros., Incorporated, of New Britain, 
Conn., for reconstructing about 5,667 feet of State highway on Broad Street in 
Bridgewater and about 9,096 feet of State highway on Bedford Street in East 
Bridgewater, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $128,842.10. Work about one-sixth completed. Expenditure during 
1930, $22,909.77. 

Fair haven-New Bedford 

Sept. 30, 1930, contract made with the National Gunite Contracting Co., of 
Boston, for filling joints in the stone masonry of the Fairhaven-New Bedford 
Bridge in Fairhaven and New Bedford. The proposal amounted to $2,147.60. Work 
completed Nov. 21, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $1,649.93. 

Shrewsbury 

Oct. 7, 1930, contract made with Ralph H. White, of Auburn, for constructing 
wells on private property adjoining the State highway in Shrewsbury, known as 
the Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $1,000.00. Work about four- 
fifths completed. Expenditure during 1930, $873.97. 

Attleboro 
Oct. 7, 1930, contract made with Jeremiah O'Leary, of Sharon, for removing 
and relocating a building on the land of Charles H. Fuller on the State highway 
in Attleboro, known as Washington Street. The proposal amounted to $2,175.00. 
Work completed Nov. 12, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $1,785.00. 

Dedham 

Oct. 8, 1930, contract made with B. Perini & Sons, Inc., of Ashland, for 
reconstructing about 4,200 feet of State highway on Washington Street in Ded- 
ham, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted 
to $54,048.60. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1930, $46,879.23. 

Tyngsborough 

Oct. 8, 1930, contract made with Simpson Bros. Corporation, of Boston, for 
constructing a steel bridge over the Merrimack River, a steel bridge over the 
Boston & Maine Railroad, two concrete bridges over a brook, and about 1,245 feet 
of roadway on the State highway in Tyngsborough, the surface of the bridge 
over the river consisting of an asphaltic emulsion wearing surface, the surface 
of the bridge over the railroad consisting of bituminous concrete, and the surface 
of the remainder of the road consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $389,191.90. Work just begun. Expenditure during 1930, $5,928.75. 

Randolph 

Oct. 8, 1930, contract made with Powers Brothers, of Brockton, for widening 
about 9,540 feet of State highway in Randolph on the road leading to Avon, the 
surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$42,436.50. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1930, $35,686.45. 

Avon 
Oct. 8, 1930, contract made with James J. Gordon, of Hingham, for moving 
house on land of Wilfred J. Richard and store on land of David Fraser on the 
State highway in Avon, known as East Main Street. The proposal amounted to 
$2,450.00. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1930, $1,955.00. 

Dedham 

Oct. 8, 1930, contract made with F. Pritchard & Son, Inc., of Watertown, for 
relocating barn on the Chickering Home property on the State highway in Ded- 
ham. The proposal amounted to $2,980.00. Work practically completed. Ex- 
penditure during 1930, $2,279.70. 



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Shrewsbury 

Oct. 14, 1930, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for moving 
building or buildings on land of Herbert Mitchell on the State highway in Shrews- 
bury, known as the Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $2,549.00. 
Work not yet commenced. 

Windsor 

Oct. 14, 1930, contract made with Kelleher Corp., of Montague, for reconstruct- 
ing about 15,959 feet of State highway on the Berkshire Trail in Windsor, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $134,885.10. 
Work about one-ninth completed. Expenditure during 1930, $15,694.87. 

Dedham 
Oct. 28, 1930, contract made with F. Pritchard & Son, Inc., of Watertown, for 
removing and relocating house and garage of Mary T. O'Leary on the State 
highway in Dedham. The proposal amounted to $1,580.00. Work practically 
completed. Expenditure during 1930, $1,208.70. 

Buckland 

Nov. 4, 1930, contract made with Thomas J. Harvey, of Adams, for reconstruct- 
ing about 910 feet pi State highway on the Ashneld Road in Buckland, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $10,070.25. 
Work not yet commenced. 

Attleboro 

Nov. 4, 1930, contract made with Patrick J. Holland, of Lawrence, for con- 
structing a bridge and about 9,687 feet of State highway on Newport Avenue in 
Attleboro, the surface of the roadway, except on approaches and over the bridge, 
consisting of reinforced cement concrete, the surface of the approaches consisting 
of bituminous macadam, and the surface over the bridge consisting of bituminous 
concrete. The proposal amounted to $180,173.20. Work about one-fifth com- 
pleted. Expenditure during 1930, $28,613.97. 

Charlemont 

Nov. 4, 1930, contract made with Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, for con- 
structing about 2,324 feet of State highway on the Mohawk Trail and new loca- 
tion in Charlemont, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $34,182.00. Work about one-sixth completed. Expenditure during 
1930, $5,204.75. 

Tyngsborough 

Nov. 12, 1930, contract made with Antonio Pallotto, of Dracut, for removing 
buildings of Nancy Braddon and demolishing and removing various other build- 
ings on the State highway in Tyngsborough. The oroDosal amounted to $4,000.00 
Work about one-fourth completed. Expenditure during 1930, $1,500.00. 

Wareham 

Nov. 18, 1930, contract made with Arthur K. Finney, of Plymouth, for recon- 
structing a bridge and approaches thereto on about 1,950 feet of State highway 
on Agawam Road in Wareham, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. 
The proposal amounted to $42,614.00. Work not yet commenced. 

Palmer-Monson 

Nov. 18, 1930, contract made with the Lee Construction Company, of Boston, 
for constructing and reconstructing a steel plate girder and steel stringer bridge 
over the Boston & Albany Railroad, a reinforced concrete beam bridge over the 
Quaboag River, about 1,911 feet of State highway on the Boston Post Road, and 
about 2,208 feet of State highway on the Brimfield Road in Palmer and Monson, 
the surface on the Boston Post Road consisting of reinforced cement concrete, and 
the surface on the Brimfield Road consisting of bituminous macadam. The pro- 
posal amounted to $158,672.13. Work not yet commenced. 



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Erving 

Nov. 19, 1930, a contract made with Ralph H. White, of Auburn, for con- 
structing a well on the Mezerall property adjoining the State highway in the 
town of Erving. The proposal amounted to $250.00. Work not yet commenced. 

Ash field- Conway 

Nov. 25, 1930, contract made with Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, for 
constructing about 18,189 feet of State highway on the Ashfield Road in Conway 
and about 19,149 feet of State highway on the same road in Ashfield, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $251,667.40. Work 
not yet commenced. 

Athol-Orange 

Nov. 25, 1930, contract made with G. Rosse & Son, of Leominster, for con- 
structing about 2,510 feet of State highway on the Old Orange Road in Athol 
and about 5,648 feet of State highway on the same road in Orange, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $74,608.50. Work 
not yet commenced. 

Shrewsbury 

Nov. 25, 1930, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for moving 
building or buildings on the land of Henry N. Dufresne on the State highway in 
Shrewsbury, known as the Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to 
$2,071.00. Work not yet commenced. 

Shrewsbury 

Nov. 26, 1930, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for moving 
building or buildings of Sam Lainer on the State highway in Shrewsbury, known 
as the Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $2,150.00. Work not yet 
commenced. 

Shrewsbury 

Nov. 25, 1930, contract made with Burton H. Wiggin Company, of Boston, for 
moving building or buildings of Jennie L. Granger on the State highway in Shrews- 
bury, known as the Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $5,071.00. 
Work not yet commenced. 

Expenditures for the Construction of State Highways 

The expenditures for the construction of State highways in various counties 
during the year were : — 

Barnstable, $414,355.48 Hampshire, $14,778.18 

Berkshire, $361,095.14 Middlesex, $25,427.56 

Bristol, $328,866.92 Norfolk, $69,747.18 

Essex, $255,016.88 Plymouth, $1,040,391.26 

Franklin, $6,320.64 Worcester, $1,051,463.67 . 

Hampden, $73,519.07 Total, $3,640,981.98 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Bourne, $148,536.80; Falmouth, $12,800.09; Province- 
town, $112,551.58; Sandwich, $140,467.01. 

Berkshire County. — Dalton, $69,183.99; Florida, $3,600.71; Great Barrington, 
$210.33; Lanesborough, $64,826.14; Lee, $9,229.63; New Ashford, $13,220.00; 
Pittsfield, $3,309.32; Sandisfield, $54,324.89; Williamstown, $143,190.13. 

Bristol County. — Attleborough, $34,085.28; Mansfield, $8,745.51; North Attle- 
borough, $262,504.00; Norton, $22,654.11; Rehoboth, $215.55; Seekonk, $215.55; 
Swansea, $446.92. 

Essex County. — Gloucester, $6,863.49; Newbury, $248,153.39. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $49.38; Charlemont, $6,197.50; Conway, $49.38; 
Orange, $24.38. 

Hampden County. — Chester, $68,373.03; Holland, $611.33; Monson, $31.73; 
Palmer, $2,089.17; Tolland, $2,413.81. 



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Hampshire County. — Easthampton, $14,315.45; South Hadley, $462.73. 

Middlesex County. — Tyngsborough, $7,174.57; Waltham, $7,473.91; Weston, 
$7,534.06; Woburn, $3,245.02. 

Norfolk County. — Avon, $7,720.71; Braintree, $31.41; Dedham, $47.75; Mil- 
ton, $44,336.15; Wrentham, $17,611.16. 

Plymouth County. — Abington, $71,574.14; Bridgewater, $287,093.11; Brockton, 
$1,340.66; Hanover, $135,263.83; Mattapoisett, $1.14; Middleborough, $490,- 
553.43; Pembroke, $54,564.95. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $462.73; Athol, $24.37; Charlton, $15,- 
249.78; Dudley, $117,437.92; Gardner, $22,024.85; Northborough, $38,314.85; 
Shrewsbury, $268,778.09; Southborough, $119,387.84; Southbridge, $64,950.06; 
Sturbridge, $93,470.47; Westborough, $311,150.09; Westminster, $94.80; Winchen- 
don, $117.82. 

Maintenance and Repair of State Highways 

(Section 13, Chapter 81, General Laws, and Chapter 146, Acts of 1929) 
The expenditures during the year in various counties were: — 

Barnstable, $369,129.32 Middlesex, $767,149.73 

Berkshire, $495,460.2 7 Nantucket, $677.78 

Bristol, $705,413.38 Norfolk, $789,037.06 

Dukes, $9,869.54 Plymouth, $570,372.04 

Essex, $984,991.15 Suffolk, $29,483.43 

Franklin, $544,091.85 Worcester, $575,014.96 

Hampden, $508,926.90 Total, $6,519,100.78 

Hampshire, $169,483.37 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow : — 

Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $7,827.97; Bourne, $19,667.65; Brewster, 
$222,246.14; Chatham, $3,017.06; Dennis, $29,485.94; Eastham, $1,707.68; Fal- 
mouth, $7,278.27; Harwich, $1,824.74; Mashpee, $5,479.54; Orleans, $4,494.64; 
Provincetown, $51,810.53; Sandwich, $5,647.11; Truro, $3,030.39; Wellfleet, $1,- 
958.09; Yarmouth, $3,653.57. 

Berkshire County. — Adams, $2,570.33; Becket, $156,368.40; Cheshire, 
$4,095.28; Clarksburg, $8,030.85; Dalton, $5,839.60; Egremont, $7,370.87; Florida, 
$72,097.31; Great Barrington, $15,031.51; Hancock, $2,898.26; Hinsdale, $2,754.35; 
Lanesborough, $6,348.86; Lee, $43,016.22; Lenox, $8,902.31; New Ashford, 
$2,370.39; New Marlborough. $110.77; North Adams, $48,148.35; Otis, $3,483.31; 
Pittsfield, $14,089.46; Richmond, $1,643.50; Sandisfield, $3,097.88; Savoy, $28,- 
815.96; Sheffield, $11,474.22; Stockbridge, $3,873.76; Washington, $1,969.57; West 
Stockbridge, $540.55; Williamstown, $17,733.94; Windsor, $22,784.46. 

Bristol County. — Acushnet, $3,875.35; Attleborough, $64,573.85; Berkley, 
$555.57; Dartmouth, $4,758.66; Dighton, $93,517.47; Easton, $6,349.34; Fair- 
haven, $3,889.49; Fall River, $8,986.63; Freetown, $4,101.86; Mansfield, $3,820.21; 
New Bedford, $989.76; North Attleborough, $131,001.58; Norton, $23,253.68; 
Raynham, $3,954.60; Rehoboth, $168,614.96; Seekonk, $37,820.15; Somerset, $20,- 
847.74; Swansea, $9,584.29; Taunton, $111,201.80; Westport, $3,716.39. 

Dukes County. — Chilmark, $4,041.73; Edgartown, $844.59; Gay Head, $663.83; 
Oak Bluffs, $263.54; Tisbury, $413.25; West Tisbury, $3,642.60. 

Essex County. — Amesbury, $2,947.22; Andover, $7,587.81; Beverly, $11,246.93; 
Danvers, $52,910.37; Essex, $2,232.37; Gloucester, $28,342.81; Groveland, $1,- 
763.93; Hamilton, $3,002.97; Haverhill, $3,276.09; Ipswich, $61,143.33; Law- 
rence, $1,390.97; Lynn, $75,097.92; Lynnfield, $4,063.52; Manchester, $7.03; 
Merrimac, $966.29; Methuen, $5,128.84; Middleton, $3,162.95; Newbury, $237.- 
510.81; Newburyport, $22,796.84; North Andover, $35,377.23; Peabody, $7,166.40; 
Rockport, $5,698.81; Rowley, $162,921.61; Salem, $5,280.89; Salisbury, $9,860.37; 
Saugus, $21,042.36; Swampscott, $2,935.98; Topsfield, $200,689.97; Wenham, 
$2,541.37; West Newbury, $6,897.16. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $2,033.78; Bernardston, $4,640.14; Buckland, 
$7,809.26; Charlemont, $49,390.51; Colrain, $9,213.80; Conway, $1,986.08; Deer- 
field, $10,127.44;. Erving, $254,612.91; Gill, $230.04; Greenfield, $5,501.14; Mon- 






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tague, $7,798.36; Northfield, $8,401.23; Orange, $154,931.79; Shelburne, $15, 
134.99 ; Sunderland, $9,369.73; Whately, $2,910.65. 

Hampden County. — Agawam, $7,227.93; Blandford, $4,457.40; Brimfield, 
$5,692.59; Chester, $219,427.44; Chicopee, $3,893.66; East Longmeadow, $2,- 
115.22; Holyoke, $3,434.78; Monson, $2,090.54; Palmer, $11,922.64; Russell, 
$9,449.64; Southwick, $5,235.21; Tolland, $195.39; Wales, $1,642.87; West 
Springfield, $158,395.48; Westfield, $4,506.66; Wilbraham, $69,239.45. 

Hampshire County. — Amherst, $6,631.85; Belchertown, $3,346.67; Cumming- 
ton, $13,670.54; Easthampton, $3,656.28; Goshen, $4,857.92; Granby, $5,708.50; 
Hadley, $84,055.69; Hatfield, $3,626.49; Huntington, $12,916.74; Northampton, 
$5,180.56; South Hadley, $7,486.17; Southampton, $3,608.14; Ware, $10,326.95; 
Williamsburg, $4,410.87. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $5,262.23; Arlington, $3,771.74; Ashby, $6,245.96; 
Ashland, $3,813.44; Ayer, $1,324.52; Bedford, $1,665.46; Billerica, $106,133.10; 
Boxborough, $3,130.41; Burlington, $3,719.57; Chelmsford, $2,310.92; Concord. 
$5,849.24; Dracut, $4,665.21; Framingham, $2,692.38; Groton, $4,544.27; Hollis- 
ton, $2,766.73; Hudson, $1,168.21; Lexington, $5,658.47; Lincoln, $1,274.78; Lit- 
tleton, $22,197.38; Lowell, $2,274.62; Maiden, $35.78; Marlborough, $7,121.10; 
Medford, $1,215.64; Melrose, $942.46; Natick, $243,409.36; Newton, $34,764.11; 
North Reading, $1,884.31; PepperelL $1,877.67; Reading, $122,487.24; Shirley, 
$4,435.16; Somerville, $683.47; Stoneham, $101,431.23; Sudbury, $3,591.43; 
Tewksbury, $3,831.74; Townsend, $13,345.10; Tyngsborough, $2,910.23; Waltham, 
$735.43; Watertown, $925.03; Wayland, $4,206.48; Westford, $4,375.71; Weston, 
$10,016.91; Wilmington, $2,047.43; Winchester, $3,551.44; Woburn, $6,856.63. 

Nantucket County. — Nantucket, $677.78. 

Norfolk County. — Avon, $82,740.85; Bellingham, $5,519.11; Braintree, $20,- 
745.91; Canton, $27,482.74; Cohasset, $667.20; Dedham, $137,464.80; Dover, 
$1,156.52; Foxborough, $10,305.96; Franklin, $5,758.54; Holbrook, $4,904.29; 
Milton, $11,903.00; Needham, $572.40; Norfolk, $589.95; Norwood, $2,595.11; 
Plainville, $2,141.11; Quincy, $98,133.84; Randolph, $152,676.74; Sharon, $325.27; 
Stoughton, $5,953.13; Walpole, $1,905.04; Wellesley, $86,273.54; Westwood, $1,- 
277.68; Weymouth, $116,132.61; Wrentham, $11,811.72. 

Plymouth County. — Abington, $1,890.14; Bridgewater, $9,851.11; Brockton, 
$3,633.66; Duxbury, $3,659.26; East Bridgewater, $24,281.03; Hanover, $122,- 
456.81; Hingham, $17,485.49; Kingston, $1,033.88; Lakeville, $9,999.78; Marion, 
$215,089.03; Marshfield, $3,087.30; Mattapoisett, $2,642.03; Middleborough, $37,- 
645.78; Norwell, $1,700.52; Pembroke. $1,229.32; Plymouth, $31,940.70; Roch- 
ester, $4,131.91; Rockland, $375.51; Scituate, $4,518.08; Wareham, $71,534.00; 
West Bridgewater, $1,150.73; Whitman, $1,035.97. 

Suffolk County. — Boston, $2,995.76; Chelsea, $700.06; Revere, $25,787.61. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $6,729.46; Athol, $21,825.34; Auburn, 
$5,772.43; Barre, $68,193.98; Blackstone, $5,177.58; Brookfield, $1,180.96; Charl- 
ton, $8,870.19; Douglas, $1,865.24; Dudley, $2,565.22; East Brookfield, $2,039.39; 
Fitchburg, $2,428.59; Gardner, $91,969.87; Grafton, $5,061.65; Hardwick, $379.33; 
Harvard, $2,190.20; Holden, $4,649.93; Hopedale, $5,179.09; Lancaster, $1,416.84; 
Leicester, $4,788.52; Leominster, $5,796.23; Lunenburg, $4,646.92; Mendon, $4.- 
380.29; Milford, $22,146.72; Millbury, $4,960.21; Millville, $4,130.58; New 
Braintree, $792.13; North Brookfield. $760.94; Northborough, $7,415.73; North- 
bridge, $4,210.92; Oakham, $1,535.72; Oxford, $7,494.53; Paxton, $4,014.74; 
Petersham, $6,195.05; Phillipston, $22,041.19; Princeton, $1,187.21; Rutland, $9,- 
069.69; Shrewsbury, $43,955.31; Southborough. $2,638.58; Southbridge, $725.01; 
Soencer. $3,199.42; Sterling $11,257.92: Sturbridge. $9,106.63; Sutton, $3,441.48; 
Templeton, $66,418.00: Upton, $45,871.07: Uxbridge. $4,081.01: Warren. $4,- 
650.60; Webster, $1,483.71; West Boylston, $3,008.48; West Brookfield, $1,991.08; 
Westboroueh, $2,411.77; Westminster, $8,708.74; Winchendon, $3,451.26; Worces- 
ter, $5,552.28. 

Miscellaneous expenditures are as follows: — 

New trucks $19,925 00 

Truck repairs 29,719 66 



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Truck operation $10,193 06 

Truck plow repairs 40,462 20 

Tractor repairs 28,701 36 

Tractor operation 10,456 16 

Tractor plow repairs 35,998 54 

Snow fence 5,395 78 

Towns assessed under Chapter 273, Acts of 1927 241,846 38 



Warning signs $19,374 62 

Direction signs 61,847 70 

Control signals 23,717 41 

Traffic survey 30,262 04 

Traffic accidents 6,948 01 

Traffic permits 5,819 24 

Somerset Bridge $15,243 90 

Newburyport Bridge 4,775 76 

Fairhaven-New Bedford Bridge 10,065 56 



$422,698 14 



$147,969 02 



$30,085 22 



Detour bulletins 3,930.85 

Tercentenary signs 14,364 04 



Total of miscellaneous expenditures .... $619,047 37 



Removal of Snow and Ice From State Highways 

(Section 19, chapter 81, General Laws, as amended by chapter 273, Acts of 1927.) 

The authority of the Department relative to the removal of snow and ice 
from State highways has been provided by section 19, chapter 81, General Laws, 
as amended by chapter 273, Acts of 1927. 

The cooperation of the Department with officers of cities, towns and counties 
in keeping open and reasonably passable for vehicles during the winter months 
such highways as may be selected by the Department is provided for in section 
11, chapter 84, General Laws, as amended by section 2, chapter 482, Acts of 
1923. 

In accordance with the provisions of these laws, the Department selected 1,483 
miles of highways on the principal routes of travel, 1,383 miles of which are 
State highways and 100 miles town highways. 

The work of snow removal on these routes is performed in a large part by 
the trucks and tractors owned and operated by the Department, but certain 
towns and cities, by agreement with the Department, perform part of the work 
of snow removal on the portions of the routes within their limits. All of this 
work is done under the direction and supervision of the Department. 

The expenditures by the Department for snow removal during the year under 
the provisions of both the above-mentioned laws amounted to a total of $422,698.14. 
which includes the cost of the maintenance and repair of the equipment, actual 
cost of plowing and purchase of materials, such as calcium chloride and sand 
for use on icy conditions of the road surfaces. 

Uniform Traffic Signs, Lights, Markings, Signal Systems and Regulations 

Authority and jurisdiction relating to the erection of traffic signs, lights, mark- 
ings, signal systems and regulations on highways within the Commonwealth was 
placed in the Department of Public Works by chapter 357 of the Acts of 1928. 
The Department is thereby enabled to insure that all traffic control signals to be 
erected by the municipalities shall conform to standards adopted by the Depart- 
ment and cooperates with the cities and towns for the purpose of properlv locating 
and operating such signals. All through ways desired by the municipalities must 
first be approved by the Department before such may become effective. 

In order to secure uniformity in the matter of traffic control, two bulletins 



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have been issued during previous years as follows: Bulletin No. 1. "Recommenda- 
tions and Requirements relating to Through Ways"; and Bulletin No. 2. "A 
standard Code for Traffic Signal Installation and Operation". These present the 
standards which are required to be met by the cities and towns for the installation 
and maintenance of traffic signs, signals and devices for the control of traffic. 

Traffic Control Signals and Regulations Approved 

During the year the Department has' issued approval of the following traffic 
control features: 

Total 
In 1930 Previously to Date 

Traffic Signals, at intersections 72 479 551 

Traffic Beacons 33 92 125 

"Through Ways" 43 44 87 

Traffic Signs and Markings 69 16 85 

Traffic Rules and Regulations 59 59 118 

The Department installed traffic control signals at 11 intersections during the 
year; one was installed the previous year. 

Direction Signs, Route Markers, Warning Signs and Traffic Control 

Signals Erected by Department 

The Department has given a great deal of study to the determination of the 
important routes of travel for the purpose of marking and furnishing direction 
signs as aids for traveling. Ninety-five automobile routes have been selected, 
including practically every city, town and village in the Commonwealth, having 
a total mileage of 3,200 miles. Included in this designation are the so-called 
United States routes, the numbering of which conforms to the numbers approved 
by the United States Bureau of Public Roads. The other routes selected are 
numbered according to the State's designation. 

The placing of route numbers and direction signs at points of advantage on 
these designated highways is done by the Department both on State highways 
and on city and town ways, permission for the latter being obtained from the 
local authorities. Warning signs and traffic control signals which are erected 
and maintained by the Department are placed only on State highways. 

The adoption of the route markers equipped with reflecting buttons has proven 
the greatest aid for night driving. A total of 8,552 such markers have been 
made for use on the highways. 

Traffic control signals were erected by the Department at eleven intersections 
on the State highways during the year. 

The manufacture of many of these signs and the erection and maintenance 
of all of these signs and signals are part of the highway maintenance activities. 

Traffic Count 

The importance of definite information regarding the volume and characteristics 
of the actual traffic on the highways is more generally recognized as a guide 
in the determination of routes, in the design of highways adequate to serve the 
demand for transportation and for the safe and efficient use of the highways 
already constructed. 

In 1909 the Massachusetts Highway Commission commenced recording by actual 
count the number and types of vehicles on the important State highways, and 
since that time traffic counts have been taken every three years. 

The traffic problem is not limited to State highways but is also of great concern 
for all the important routes of travel, so that the studies of traffic now include 
all the numbered routes. 

The method recently adopted for this count was as follows : — There were 
selected 28 so-called key stations which were considered to be the most rep- 
resentative of traffic conditions in their respective localities. Traffic at these 
points, or key stations, was counted for 24 hours on Wednesday, Saturday and 



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Sunday only, and on the other four days of the week from 7 A. m. to 11 P. m. 
during the week in August, beginning August 26, in 1929, and August 20, in 1930. 
Traffic at the remaining stations selected, numbering 358 in 1929 and 366 in 
1930, were counted only from 7 a. m. to 11 p. m. for one day only. The daily 
variation at this larger number of stations was considered to be equivalent to 
the daily variation of the appropriate key stations. 

Since the greater amount of highway traffic is upon the numbered route system, 
all stations were located upon them, and these stations were at intersections 
where all movements could be counted, and so selected as to afford a means 
of tracing traffic along each route without losing track of it. 

All vehicles were counted as they entered the intersection and classified as 
to direction (straight through, or turning left or right). All of the key stations 
and 172 of the one-day stations were classified also as to type of vehicle, namely, — 
(1) passenger cars, (2) heavy trucks, (3) light trucks, (4) buses. 

A comparison of the average number of vehicles per day, at stations which 
were identical during several traffic counts, was made for 130 such stations 
for the years 1921, 1924, 1927 and 1930, as follows: — 

Year Aver. Number of Vehicles 

of Count Per Day Per Station 

1921 1,924 

1924 3,716 

1927 3,616 

1930 5,257 

A classification of types of vehicles as determined from the counts at key 
stations indicates that commercial vehicles are about 9% of the total traffic. 

Variations of traffic flow were studied to ascertain the hourly, daily, monthly 
and yearly variations. 

A study of the statistics obtained indicates that the flow of traffic is con- 
centrated at districts, particularly near the large centers, and especially in the 
metropolitan area. Recreational areas also draw large volumes of traffic. Inter- 
state traffic uses highways leading across the State lines on about thirty-two 
principal routes, crossing the State line at 43 points of entry. The data obtained 
indicates that the number of vehicles entering just about equals the number 
leaving the State. 

The Department has made for its use flow maps and other diagrams portraying 
graphically various factors in the analysis of traffic flow movements on the 
numbered highways. 

Delay and accident studies also have been made in connection with studies 
for the improvement of important intersections in order to ascertain the relative 
importance of such intersections for the purpose of planning grade separations. 

Traffic Accident Studies 

A study has been made of attendant circumstances and physical characteristics 
at points on the highways where accidents have occurred, in order to measure 
the effectiveness of control or lack of control of traffic movements at such 
points. Such information included the type of district, layout of the roadway, 
means of traffic control, atmospheric conditions, light conditions, condition of 
roadway, physical obstructions in the roadway and obstructions to view. This 
information is required in reports submitted to the Registry of Motor Vehicles 
and is supplied to the traffic engineering section for study. 

In connection with the study of such data a large wall map is used to locate 

by pins the points where accidents occur. The data obtained by the traffic 

count is also used in connection with the records of accidents on numbered 

automobile routes. It is believed that these studies will assist in determination 

)f hazardous conditions so that the physical characteristics or traffic control 

leasures, or both, will be altered to produce greater factors of safety at such 
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Motor Vehicle Traffic at Intersections on Numbered 

Automobile Routes 



Total number of vehicles passing through designated intersections during a 
period of 16 hours on a Wednesday and on a Sunday in August of 1929 and 1930. 
(Includes passenger automobiles, trucks and buses.) 

Key stations are designated by the symbol °. 

The figures given for key stations and certain others, are the actual counts 
on days noted (marked *). The figures given for the other stations are calculated 
values derived from the actual count when taken, as modified by the daily varia- 
tion factors of the appropriate key station. 

Sunday 
August 24 
1930 
8,057 
6,075 
1,945 
6,151 
9,398 
5,467 
6,695 
19,563 
12,198 
23,942 
1,867 
4,938 
2,157 
5,587 
8,586* 
9,591 
15,104* 
11,804 
9,953 
10,873 
9,914 
11,455 
7,677 
4,965 
3,413 
2,198 
3,940* 
3,692 
14,513 
15,640 
4,771 
4,735 
3,009 
7,294 
15,708 
20,317 
37,434 
16,006 
10,317 
2,233 
3,595 
80,086 
19,302 
13,101 
10,952 
12,485 
5,302 
15,602 
15,118 
4,398 
8,901 
4,535 
16,017 
12,723 
7,107 
11,948 
9,760 
24,804 
21,606 . 
2,562 
3,433 
3,473 
6,087 
6,438 
3,725* 
17,609* 
15,544 
18,087 
12,612 
2,083 
12,679 



Sta. 








Wednesday 


Wednesday 


Sunday 


No. Town Route 


August 28 


August 20 


August 25 




1929 


1930 


1929 


1 Abington . . . 102-123 


5,850 


5,688* 


9,594 


1A Abington 






58-123 


— 


4,288 


— 


3 Acushnet 






105 


913 


939 


1,954 


5 Agawam 






5A 


5,289 


4,116* 


8,038 


7 Amesbury 






110 


6,851 


5,968* 


9,781 


7 A Amesbury 






110 


4,748 


3,472 


7,294 


8 Amherst 






109-116 


8,189 


3,587 


14,576 


9 Andover 






28-133 


8,436 


10,908 


15,268 


9B Andover 






28 


— 


6,803* 


_ 


10 Cambridge 






2 


— 


24,073* 


— 


11 Ashburnham 






119 


929 


749 


2,508 


12 Ashby . 






108-119 


2,171 


1,743 


5,853 


13 Ashfield 






112-116 


— 


950* 


_ 


14 Ashland 






135 


4,476 


2,844 


10,445 


15 Athol ° 






2-32 


3,784 


4,407* 


7,134 


15 A Athol . 






2 


3,637 


5,089 


6,873 


16 Attleboro ° 






1-123 


9,816 


9,723* 


16,133 


17 Auburn 






12 


8,681 


7,227 


18,012 


19 Ayer . 






2 


5,326 


3,993 


13,417 


19 A Ayer . 






2-110 


4,738 


4,362 


11,932 


20 Barnstable 






6-132 


4,824 


4,868 


10,416 


20A Barnstable 






6-49 


5,115 


5,625* 


10,997 


2 0B Barnstable 






28-49 


3,110 


3,770 


6,243 


20C Barnstable 






28-130 


2,336 


2,438* 


4,061 


21 Barre . 






32-122 


1,843 


1,726 


3,071 


21 A Barre . 






32-67 


1,513 


1,112 


2,540 


22 Becket ° 






8-20 


2,006 


1,835* 


5,054 


22 A Becket . 






8-20 


1,880 


1,754* 


4,405 


23 Bedford 






2A-62 


3.816 


5,126 


9,676 


23A Bedford 






2A-4-62 


4,320 


5,524 


10,956 


24 A Belchertown 






21 


1,883 


2,526 


3,257 


25 Bellingham 






140 


1,735 


2,323 


3,505 


28 Berlin . 






62 


1,607 


1,622 


2.983 


29 Bernardston 






5-10 


3,093 


3,444 


5,319 


30A Beverly 






9 7-1 A 


6,334 


7,331* 


14,021 


30B Beverly 






1A-62 


9,700 


9,481 


21,413 


30C Beverly 






1A-127 


17,150 


17,470 


37,729 


30D Beverly 






127- 


8,130 


7,470 


17,323 


31 Billerica 






3 


5,235 


4,743 


8,990 


34 Bolton . 






117 


1,033 


1,204* 


2,270 


34A Bolton . 






110-117 


2,388 


1,938* 


5,012 


35 Boston . 






43 


41,445 


47,817 


73,326 


36 Bourne 






6-28 


9,762 


9,478* 


19,409 


36 A Bourne 






3-6 


4,790 


6,433* 


10,292 


36B Bourne 






6 


4,155 


5,377 


9,033 


36C Bourne 






28 


5,852 


6,130 


10,212 


39 Boylston 






110 


— 


2,749* 


— 


40 Braintree 






37-58 


6,016 


7,858* 


11,211 


40A Braintree 






37-58 


5,043 


7,605 


9,437 


41 Brewster 






6-24 


— 


3,698* 


_ 


42 Bridgewater 






28 


5,045 


4,477 


9,401 


43 Brimfield 






32-131 


2,143 


2,402* 


3,601 


44 A Brockton 






28-37 


8,163 


8,057 


14,916 


44B Brockton 






28-28 


7,756 


7,014* 


14,658 


47 Buckland 






2-112 


— 


3,122 


— 


48 Burlington . 






3-62 


5,021 


5,494 


9,684 


48 A Burlington . 






3-62 


5,078 


4,487 


9,794 


50 Canton 






138-58 


9,877 


12,041* 


18,470 


50 A Canton 






138 


9,935 


10,487 


18,571 


51 Carlisle 






2A-126 


1,233 


905 


3,119 


52A Carver . 






58-101 


1,237 


1,618 


2,963 


52B Carver . 






58-101 


1,497 


1,636 


3,577 


54 Charlton 






124-124A 


— 


3,217* 


_ 


55 Chatham 






28 


6,025 


6,375 


7,643 


55 A Chatham 






25-28 


— 


3,688 


_ 


56 Chelmsford ° 






3-4 


7,772 


8,096* 


15,772 


56 A Chelmsford 






4-110 


7,543 


5,491 


18,971 


56B Chelmsford 






3 


7,865 


8,366* 


15,887 


56C Chelmsford 






4-126 


4,159 


4.455 


10,560 


63 Clarksburg . 






8 


1,519 


847 


2,384 


67 Concord 






2-111 


4,491 


4,691 


12,839 



P.D. 54 



37 



Motor Vehicle Traffic at Intersections (Continued) 



Sta. 

No. Town 

67A Concord 

67C Concord 

67D Concord 

69 Cummington 

70 Dalton . 

72 Danvers ° 
72A Danvers 

73 Dartmouth 

74 Dedham 
74A Dedham ° • 

74 B Dedham 

75 Deerfield ° 

76 Dennis . 
76A Dennis . 

77 Dighton 
81 Dudley 
83 Duxbury 

85 E. Bridgewater 

86 E. Brookfield 
88 Easthampton 
88A Easthampton 
90 Easton ° 
90A Easton . 
90B Easton . 
90C Easton . 
90D Easton . 
90 E Easton . 

92 Egremont 

93 Enfield 
95 Essex 
95A Essex 

97 Fairhaven 

98 Fall River 

99 Falmouth 
100 Fitchburg 
100A Fitchburg 

102 Foxboro 

103 Framingham 

103 A Framingham 

104 A Franklin 

105 Freetown 
106A Gardner 

108 Georgetown . 

10SA Georgetown . 

110 Gloucester 

111 Goshen 
113 Grafton 

11 3 A Grafton : 

11 3B Grafton 

116 Gt. Barrington 
116A Gt. Barrington 
116B Gt. Barrington 
116D Great Barrington 

117 Greenfield 
117A Greenfield 
117B Greenfield 

119 Groton . 
119A Groton . 
119B Groton . 

120 Groveland 

121 Hadley . 

122 Halifax 

125 Hancock 

126 Hanover 
126A Hanover 

127 A Hanson 
127B Hanson 

129 Harvard 

130 Harwich 
132 Haverhill 

135 Hingham 
135A Hingham 
13 5B Hingham 

136 Hinsdale 

137 Holbrook 

138 Holden . 
138 A Holden . 
138B Holden . 

140 Holliston 

141 Holyoke ° 
141 A Holyoke 
143 Hopkinton 
145 Hudson 
147 Huntington 





Wednesday 


Wednesday 


Sunday 


Sunday 


Route 


August 28 


August 20 


August 25 


August 24 




1929 


1930 


1929 


1930 


117-126 


1,827 


1,714 


4,121 


4,633 


2-62 


6,796 


7,325 


19,436 


19,797 


62 


2,557 


2,867 


7,312 


7,751 


9-112 


2,064 


844 


3,117 


1,960 


8-109-A 


5,380 


2,965 


8,183 


6,883 


1-114 


9,494 


11,379* 


21,073 


25,084* 


162 


9,677 


11,017 


21,691 


24,397 


6 


8,432 


9,132* 


16,003 


13,393 


1 


12,716 


11,107 


23,525 


18,471 


1 


10,548 


10,417* 


19,546 


17,068* 


128-137 


9,985 


7,254 


18,501 


11,930 


5-10-116 


5,803 


5,500* 


9,836 


10,272* 


6-134 


2,727 


3,091 


3,981 


3,677 


28-134 


4,304 


5,185* 


5,412 


6,167 


138 


3,814 


5,069 


6,865 


6,743 


131 


7,494 


4,926 


19,954 


8,100 


3A-19 


— 


3,521 


— 


6,013 


102-106 


2,862 


3,275 


5,384 


4,639 


20-67 


6,597 


4,925 


11,362 


9,415 


10 


6,146 


6,182 


7,082 


9,231 


5 


8,966 


8,145 


10,425 


12,169 


138-123 


8,263 


8,182* 


15,502 


16,149* 


106-123 


1,813 


2,174 


3,378 


4,322 


106-123 


6,665 


7,108 


12,474 


14,131 


106-138 


1,305 


1,226 


2,442 


2,438 


138 


7,805 


8,070 


14,615 


15,854 


138 


7,574 


8,277 


14,037 


17,052 


17 


1,914 


1,925 


2,991 


2,945 


109-21 


1,879 


1,903 


3,520 


3,641 


121 


3,716 


3,452 


7,803 


7,057 


— 


3,253 


5,336 


6,809 


9,608 


6 


9,292 


8,053 


20,045 


17,148 


138 


10,038 


13,865 


18,918 


20,335 


28 


5,058 


5,375 


8,840 


10,945 


2-12 


4,382 


7,321 


10,957 


18,254 


2-120 


2,821 


5,079 


7,053 


12,660 


140 


3,588 


3,330 


8,216 


6,495 


115 


4,933 


6,584 


11,576 


12,938 


126-135 


— 


15,859 


— 


31,157 


140 


3,719 


3,856 


7,512 


7,860 


104-140 


3,256 


3,081 


7,040 


6,558 


2-68 


— 


6,357 


— 


12,795 


97-13 3 


2,973 


3,104 


4,722 


6,137 


97-123 


1,356 


1,490 


2,142 


2,946 


121-127 


12,965 


12,859 


27,109 


29,197 


109-112 


3,381 


1,577 


5,058 


3,675 


122-140 


2,954 


4,287* 


6,144 


8,934 


122-115 


3,653 


4,606* 


7,642 


9,488 


122-122A 


4,118 


4,999 


8,619 


8,221* 


7-17 


6,126 


6,010 


9,480 


9,193 


7-118 


6,370 


5,999* 


9,859 


9,173 


7 


5,333 


5,501* 


8,333 


8,411 


17-71-118 


— 


2,518 


— 


3,854 


2 


4,166 


5,029 


7,162 


10,651 


5 


5,059 


4,801 


8,686 


10,166 


5 


5,818 


5,388 


10,006 


11,411 


2A-119 


1,723 


1,364 


4,648 


3,864 


119-2A 


2,750 


2,031 


7,420 


5,756 


119-2A 


2,531 


2,010 


5,084 


5,695 


125-97 


4,380 


4,067* 


6,729 


7,924 


109 


3,606 


3,642 


5,446 


6,670 


58-106 


2,000 


2,356* 


4,780 


5,000 


2 


388 


248 


594 


565 


3-123 


4,497 


4,918 


8,647 


9,237 


3 


5,343 


6,375* 


9,510 


11,972 


19-58 


— 


2,757 


— 


4,617 


15-58 


— 


2,339* 


— 


3,917 


110-111 


2,103 


2,213* 


5,268 


5,502 


24-28 


— 


5,278 


— 


5,330 


110 


10,757 


8,822* 


16,549 


17,644 


3A 


14,289 


12,942 


25,556 


22,173 


3A 


13,065 


13,385 


21,820 


22,417 


3 


— 


5,180 


— 


8,675 


8-109 


2,240 


1,938 


3,399 


4,516 


37 


— 


6,243 


— 


12,411 


122A-68 


2,048 


1,797 


3,413 


3,510 


122A 


4,050 


3,096* 


6,750 


6,046 


122A-120 


3,113 


3,788 


5,198 


7,401 


126 


3,566 


3,707 


6,954 


6,094 


5 


10,030 


10,357* 


15,194 


15,479* 


5 


8,348 


14,164 


9,560 


23,880 


85 


2,254 


2,116 


4,173 


3,926 


62-85 


3,219 


3,767 


5,833 


6,988 


66-112 


492 


531 


1,209 


1,129 



38 



P.D. 54 



Motor Vehicle Traffic at Intersections {Continued) 



Sta. 








Wednesday 


Wednesday 


Sunday 


Sunday 


No. Town Route 


August 28 


August 20 


August 25 


August 24 




1929 


1930 


1929 


1930 


147A Huntington . . . 20-112 


2,816 


4,098 


7,039 


8,632 


148 Ipswich ° 






1A-121 


5,110 


4,826* 


10,834 


10,607* 


149 Kingston ° 






3-3A 


4,348 


4,747* 


10,455 


10,014 


149B Kingston 






15-106 


— 


2,470 


— 


5,242 


150 Lakeville 






104-105 


1,168 


1,173* 


2,499 


2,429 


152 Lanesborough 


. 




7 


1,075 


1,771* 


1,658 


4,020 


154 Lee 






20-141 


3,670 


3,849 


5,695 


5,535 


155 Leicester 






20 


7,694 


6,896 


13,250 


13,184 


156 Lenox ° 






20-7 


6,097 


5,962* 


9,491 


8,850* 


157 Leominster . 






12 


4,915 


6,133 


9,437 


11,913 


159 Lexington 






2-128 


7,260 


8,862 


20,733 


23,945 


15 9B Lexington 






2A-2 


11,553 


11,122 


48,506 


31,486 


159C Lexington 






2A-2 


12,976 


12,219* 


36,911 


34,591 


159D Lexington 






2 


5,248 


5,472 


14,999 


14,785 


159E Lexington 






128- 


3,866 


4,494 


8,699 


12.724 


161 Lincoln 






117- 


4,184 


3,850 


9,372 


7,142 


162 Littleton ° . 






119-110 


4,044 


3,817* 


10,831 


9,481* 


16 2 A Littleton ° . 






— 


2,747 


3,353* 


5,466 


6,034* 


164 Lowell 






3B-133 


7,545 


7,704 


12,902 


13,550 


164 A Lowell 






3B 


8,361 


8,661 


14,333 


15,231 


166 Lunenburg . 






2 


2,611 


3,041 


6,652 


7,581 


166 A Lunenburg 






2 


3,783 


4,470 


9,494 


11,142 


167 Lynn . 






1A-129 


10,361 


11,993* 


22,794 


25,698 


167B Lynn . 






1A-129 


15,930 


8,627* 


35,167 


18,486 


168 Lynnfield 






1-128 


11,328 


15,003* 


25,076 


32,599 


169 Maiden 






1-60 


13,361 


18,453 


34,692 


40,084 


171 Mansfield 






106- 


1,586 


1,560 


3,632 


3,042 


171A Mansfield . 






140- 


3,290 


3,700 


7,529 


7,216 


172 Marblehead 






129- 


9,810 


7.432 


21,581 


15,925 


173 Marion 






6-105 


5,322 


5,797 


11,580 


11,527 


174 Marlborough 




20- 


7,425 


7,836 


13,513 


14,292 


174 A Marlborough 




20- 


5,951 


8,848 


10,842 


16,138 


175 Marshfield . 




3A- 


4,755 


6,415 


12,212 


10,948 


176 Mashpee 






28- 


2,063 


2,173 


3,586 


4,425 


178 Maynard 






117-62 


2,248 


2,750 


5,018 


5,100 


179 Medfield 






137- 


3,436 


3,762 


6,700 


6,168 


180 Medford 






28- 


13,051 


9,990 


25,123 


18,438 


180 A Medford 






1-28 


— 


50,340 


— 


92,969 


181 Medway 






137- 


2,054 


2,459 


4,005 


4,044 


183 Mendon 






126- 


2,724 


2,289 


5,341 


4,665 


185 Methuen 






28- 


7,608 


12,278 


13,821 


23,048 


185B Methuen 






110- 


7,067 


7,294 


12,732 


14,589 


18 5C Methuen 






110- 


5,887 


5,970 


10,693 


11,945 


186 Middlebo rough 




28-101 


8,339 


7,291 


17,209 


7,891 


18 6 A Middlebo rough 




28- 


4,839 


4,556 


9,955 


9,326 


188 Middleton . 




62-114 


3,694 


5,570 


8,338 


10,084 


189 Milford 






19 6-137 


3,631 


4,364 


6,120 


7,177 


189A Milford 






140 


— 


2,173 


— 


3,574 


190 Millbury 






122A- 


5,869 


3,702* 


12,294 


6,088 


191 Millis 






137- 


2,545 


2,563 


4,963 


4,215 


192 Millville 






122- 


3,758 


4,142* 


7.867 


8,789* 


193 Milton 






28-128 


6,628 


4,451 


12,394 


8,846 


193A Milton 






28- 


4.425 


2,853 


8.201 


5,878 


193B Milton 






128- 


9,620 


10,842* 


17,989 


22,334 


193C Milton 






28-138 


— 


22,007 


— 


45.342 


195 Monson 






32 A 


1,667 


895 


2,794 


1,690 


202 Natick 






135- 


6,657 


8,765 


12,193 


14,407 


202A Natick 






115- 


3,895 


4,246 


7,283 


6.982 


203 Needham 






128-135 


4,483 


4,687 


8,324 


7,708 


203 A Needham 






128 


— 


5,075 


— 


9,243 


208 Newburyport ° 




1-1A 


11,574 


11,394* 


18,338 


17,957* 


208B Newburyport 




125 


— 


4,265 


— 


7,340 


211 Newton 




20A-128 


8,394 


12,276 


15,729 


23,153 


211A Newton 






11 5 A 


8,870 


9,153 


16,582 


17,262 


21 IB Newton 






115A-128 


6,478 


9,645 


12,139 


18,191 


2 11C Newton 






115-128 


6,005 


10,140 


11,122 


19,124 


211D Newton 






20A 


— 


9,755 


— 


18,398 


213 A North Adams 




8- 


4,930 


2,703 


7,739 


6,694 


214 Northampton 




5-10 


10,374 


7,697* 


15,887 


14,096 


215 No. Andover 




114-133 


4,565 


3,518 


8,292 


7,036 


215 A No. Andover 




125-133 


6,773 


4,885 


7,353 


9,171 


215B No. Andover ° 




114-125 


6,802 


6,268* 


9,272 


12,560* 


215C No. Andover 




133-125 


4,177 


4,958 


7,560 


9,310 


215t> No. Andover 




125- 


4,926 


5,020 


8,876 


12,236 


2 16 A No. Attleboro 




1- 


9,523 


8,808* 


16,284 


15,085 


218 Northbridge 




12 2— 


4,020 


4,227 


8,415 


7,637 


220 Northfield 




10-63 


1,991 


2,161 


3,388 


4,032 


221 No. Reading 




28-62 


7,573 


8,061 


15,058 


15,878 


2 21 A No. Reading 




28-62 


7,839 


7,994* 


14,470 


14,828* 


223 Norwell 




3 


5,888 


6,542* 


11,187 


12,286 


227 Orange 






2-78 


2,262 


3,068 


4,234 


5,741 


228 Orleans ° 






6-28 


3,183 


4,002* 


4,303 


4,452* 


229 Otis . 






8- 


637 


903 


1,483 


1,918 


230 Oxford ° 






12-124 


4,209 


6,528* 


8,788 


10,813* 



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39 



Motor Vehicle Traffic at Intersections (Continued) 



Sta. 










Wednesday 


Wednesday 


Sunday 


Sunday 


No. 


Town Route 


August 28 


August 20 


August 25 


August 24 






1929 


1930 


1929 


1930 


230A 


Oxford ... 12 


_ 


5,377 


_ 


7,750 


231 


Palmer 






20-32 


5,961 


4,673 


10,046 


8,827 


231A 


Palmer . 






32-32A 


2,245 


1,828 


3,806 


3,452 


231B 


Palmer 






32- 


2,577 


1,806 


4,319 


3,410 


233A 


Peabody 






128- 


8,836 


8,476 


19,439 


18,417 


233B 


Peabody 






114- 


6.817 


6,235 


15,064 


13.548 


235 


Pembroke 






3-19 


— 


3,496 


— 


8,382 


235A 


Pembroke 






3-19 


_ 


4,022 


— 


9,643 


236 


Pepperell 






119-113 


1,215 


1,052 


3,276 


2,981 


238 


Petersham 






32- 


879 


1,334 


1,476 


2,638 


240 


Pittsfield ° 






109-8 


8,896 


7,797* 


13,646 


17,862* 


240A 


Pittsfield 






20-118 


5,173 


2,929 


7,850 


4,347 


243A 


Plymouth 






3 


2,663 


2,761 


6,379 


5,755 


244 


Plympton 






58-106 


1,569 


1,830 


3,758 


3,883 


246 


Princeton 






64-120 


841 


675 


1,618 


1,310 


246A 


Princeton 






64-120 


642 


583 


1,233 


1,125 


247 


Provincetowr 


l 




6- 


3,601 


3,607 


4,742 


4,012 


248 


Quincy 






3- 


14,527 


13,288 


25,703 


22,254 


248A 


Quincy 






28-58 


4,963 


3,597* 


9,280 


7,151 


248B 


Quinnebaug 






131- 


2,598 


1,662 


6,621 


2,733 


249 


Randolph 






28- 


6,870 


5,411 


12,847 


10,756 


250 


Raynham 






102 


1,269 


1,626* 


2,374 


3,232 


250A 


Raynham 






138- 


5,848 


6,008 


10,945 


11,803 


251 


Reading 






28- 


8,512 


8,826 


16,387 


16,296 


253 


Revere 






1A- 


14,095 


14,097 


31,008 


30,209 


253A 


Revere 






1A- 


20,495 


20,161* 


45,243 


43,201 


253B 


Revere 






1A- 


14,951 


14,546 


32,891 


31,171 


253C 


Revere 






1A-107 


36,033 


40,390 


79,620 


86,549 


253D 


Revere 






60-107 


13,816 


17,100 


30,583 


36,642 


253E 


Revere 






107- 


10,332 


18,810 


37,350 


40,307 


256A 


Rockland 






123-58 


4,419 


4,160 


7,929 


6,965 


256B 


Rockland 






123 


— 


3,563* 


— 


5,940 


257 


Rockport 






127- 


4,512 


4,321 


9,529 


9,811 


259 


Rowley 






1-133 


6,918 


7,634 


12,451 


13,021 


259B 


Rowley 
Russell 






1A-133 


2,837 


2,894 


5,119 


4,938 


260 






20- 


3,314 


3,180* 


8,091 


6,697 


262 


Rutland 






122-122A 


2,446 


2,191* 


4,076 


4,334 


263 


Salem 






1A- 


9,472 


8,781 


11,487 


18,817 


263B 


Salem 






129 


— 


10,228 


— 


22,389 


263C 


Salem 






107-128 


— 


6,640 


— 


14.228 


264 


Salisbury 






1-1A 


11,618 


11,881 


16,580 


20,441 


264A 


Salisbury 






1A- 


3,379 


4,404 


4.817 


5,207 


266 


Sandwich 






6-130 


6,291 


5,182 


13,586 


10,554 


267 


Saugus 






1-129 


8,648 


10,038 


19,195 


21,812 


267B 


Saugus 






1 


— 


10,213 


— 


22,181 


269 


Scituate 






3A- 


6,437 


6,010* 


16,479 


10,264 


269A 


Scituate 






3A-123 


4,078 


4,433 


10,412 


7,572 


269E 


Seabrook 






1-110 


7,563 


6,965 


10,701 


8,238 


270 


Seekonk 








1,877 


2,255 


3,648 


3,621 


270A 


Seekonk 






! 6- 


9,839 


15,418 


19,087 


24,757 


270B 


Seekonk 






101 


— 


• 9,377 


— 


13,885 


271 


Sharon 






15 


— 


4,181 


— 


7,615 


272 


Sheffield 






7-17 


3,920 


2,849 


6,203 


4,359 


274 


Sherborn 






15-16 


— 


1,725 


— 


3,390 


276 


Shrewsbury 




20- 


15,220 


15,647 


27,687 


28,544 


276A 


Shrewsbury 




20- 


11,540 


10,422 


20,993 


19,009 


278 


Somerset ° 




103-138 


12,894 


17,982* 


24,309 


26,554* 


278A 


Somerset 




103- 


7,613 


6,946 


10,055 


9,788 


278B 


Somerset 




138- 


4,747 


4,992* 


8,554 


6,639 


279 


Somerville 




1-128-3B 


— 


18,155 


— 


51,397 


281 


Southborough 




85-115 


1,815 


1,869 


3,440 


3,468 


282 


Southbridge 




124- 


4,193 


2,824 


9,685 


5,345 


282A 


Southbridge 




131- 


3.718 


2,631 


8,588 


4,979 


283 


So. Hadley 




il6-139 


4,603 


5,544* 


7,036 


6,475 


284 


South wick 




10-57 


5,352 


3,168 


6,610 


4,735 


286 


Springfield 




5- 


8,872 


9,1.56 


13,485 


13,682 


286A 


Springfield 




20-21 


8,813 


7,513 


14,872 


11,226 


286B 


Springfield 




20-20A 


8,446 


9,017 


14,153 


13,471 


287 


Sterling 




12-62 


2,938 


2,913 


5,641 


5,658 


288 


Stockbridge 




7-141 


4,872 


5,250* 


7,541 


8,033 


288A 


Stockbridge 




7-141 


1,844 


2,170 


2,881 


3,591 


290 


Stouighton . 




138- 


8,040 


9,160 


15,035 


18,872 


291 


Stow 




62-117 


2,324 


2,372 


5,191 


4,399 


292A 


Sturbridge 






124-131 


— 


3,164 


_ 


5,988 


292B 


Sturbridge 






124-131 


— 


1,943* 


— 


3,676 


293 


Sudbury ° 






20-126 


8,064 


8,206* 


15,109 


15,216* 


293A 


Sudbury 






20-126 


8,006 


7,906 


15,050 


14,666 


293B 


Sudbury 






126- 


2,297 


2,646 


5,317 


4,908 


297 


Swansea 






103- 


3,107 


3,250 


6,040 


5,218 


297B 


Swansea 






6-136 


— 


10,992 


— 


17,648 


298 


Taunton 






101- 


3,377 


2,951* 


7,145 


6,404 


298A 


Taunton 






101- 


3,295 


3,934 


5,665 


8,147 


298B 


Taunton ° 






140-101 


5,158 


4,633* 


11,347 


9,721* 


298C 


Taunton 






140- 


2,911 


3,292 


6,662 


7,098 



40 



P.D. 54 



Motor Vehicle Traffic at Intersections (Continued) 



Sta. 






Wednesday 


Wednesday 


Sunday 


Sunday 


No. 


Town 


Route 


August 28 


August 20 


August 25 


August 24 








1929 


1930 


1929 


1930 


299 


Templeton 


2- 


2,711 


3,419 


5,421 


6,883 


299A 


Templeton 


2-32 


2,100 


2,937 


4,199 


5,913 


299B 


Templeton 


68-32 


3,048 


3,890 


6,128 


7,828 


300 


Tewksbury 


3B- 


2,990 


3,161 


5,143 


5,556 


303 


Topsfield 


1-97 


6,794 


7,498 


15,198 


16,608 


303B 


Topsfield 


1- 


7,087 


7,051 


15,804 


15,618 


306 


Tyngsborough 


3-3 B 


6,357 


6,757* 


12,841 


14,609 


306A 


Tyngsborough 


3-113 


6,064 


6,280* 


12,249 


13,577 


312 


Walpole 


1- 


10,300 


9,579 


19,032 


15,753 


312A 


"Walpole 


1-15 


— 


10,314 


— 


21,025 


313 


Waltham 


20-117 


15,446 


15,991* 


28,392 


25,202 


313A 


Waltham 


20-60 


18,244 


19,716* 


33,535 


31,072 


314 


Ware 


109-32 


2,512 


5,418 


4,652 


10,369 


315 


Wareham 


6- 


5,827 


6,067 


11,988 


12,420 


315A 


Wareham 


6-28 


8,457 


8,974 


17,421 


18,371 


315B 


Wareham 


28-58 


5,393 


5,394* 


11,109 


11,042 


315C 


Wareham ° 


6 


— 


8,599* 


— 


17,077 


320 


Wayland 


20- 


9,561 


9,362 


17,792 


17,182 


322 


Wellesley 


115- 


4,723 


4,240 


8,832 


6,971 


322A 


Wellesley 


115-115A 


11,431 


12,864 


21,376 


21,144 


322B 


Wellesley 


135- 


10,791 


7,274 


20,042 


11,955 


322C 


Wellesley 


16-135 


— 


11,094 


— 


18,234 


322D 


Wellesley 


16-135 


— 


10,673 


— 


17,542 


326 


Westborough 


135- 


1,532 


1,606 


2,845 


2,980 


326A 


Westborough 


115- 


1,083 


1,638 


2,025 


3,040 


327 


West Boylston ° . 


12-110 


5,521 


3,795* 


11,147 


7,369* 


327A 


West Boylston . 


12-64 


6,524 


5,276 


13,177 


10,250 


328 


W. Bridgewater 


28-106 


8,303 


6,205 


15,549 


12,337 


329 


W. Brookfield ° . 


20-109 


5,857 


4,204* 


10,100 


8,005* 


330A 


Westfield 


20- 


7,097 


6,515 


10,850 


9,730 


330B 


Westfield 


20 


— 


6,515 


— 


9,730 


331 


Westford 


110-2A 


2,901 


3,078 


7,977 


6,713 


331A 


Westford 


110- 


2,626 


2,737 


7,221 


5,969 


333A 


Westminster 


2- 


3,428 


4,711 


6,856 


9,477 


334 


W. Newbury 


125- 


2,091 


2,271 


3,212 


3,909 


335 


Weston ° 


120-120A 


10,560 


10,980* 


19,225 


18,084* 


335A 


Weston 


20A 


4,996 


4,737* 


9,096 


8,934 


336 


Westport 


6- 


8,793 


10,362 


16,572 


15,199 


337 


W. Springfield 


5-20-5 


16,335 


14,950 


24,907 


22,343 


337 A 


W. Springfield 


5-20-20A 


22,242 


21,332 


33,912 


31,875 


337B 


W. Springfield 


20-57 


8,953 


10,212 


15,785 


15,250 


338 


W. Stockbridge 


118-141 


1,942 


1,132 


1,972 


1,733 


340 


Westwood 


1- 


11,770 


13,904 


21,774 


22,864 


341 


Weymouth ° 


3-102 


10,416 


10,521* 


18,704 


17,689* 


341A 


Weymouth . 


3A- 


19,266 


17,721* 


34,485 


29,676 


341B 


Weymouth . 


'158-102 


7,097 


6,946 


11,411 


9,840 


341C 


Weymouth . 


102 


— 


6,862 


— 


9,721 


343 


Whitman 


102- 


6,469 


5,649 


10,585 


8,002 


344 


Wilbraham 


20- 


7,655 


5,134 


12,832 


9,699 


345 


Williamsburg 


109-109A 


2,151 


1,319 


3,295 


3,079 


346 


Williamstown 


7- 


2,617 


2,681 


4,006 


6,092 


346A 


Williamstown 


2-7 


1,326 


1,647 


2,034 


3,835 


346B 


Williamstown 


2-7 


5,725 


7,529 


8,785 


17,543 


346D 


Williamstown 


96 


— 


787 


_ 


1,792 


347 


Wilmington 


3B-129 


4,737 


4,859 


9,612 


10,569 


347A 


Wilmington 


3B-62 


6,041 


5,669 


12,203 


12,330 


348 


Winchendon 


12- 


2,316 


1,672 


4,364 


3,266 


348A 


Winchendon 


32- 


839 


1,019 


1,584 


1,991 


348B 


Winchendon 


32-12 


4,267 


4,759 


8,064 


9,568 


350 


Windsor 


109- 


2,726 


1,550* 


4,130 


3,611 


352 


Woburn 


3-128 


7,409 


7,009 


14,439 


15,246 


352A 


Woburn 


3B-128 


13,068 


12,318 


26,521 


34,876 


353 


Worcester 


122- 


3,621 


3,493* 


6,033 


6,909 


353A 


Worcester 


12- 


8,968 


7,789 


18,110 


15,120 


354 


Worthington 


109A-112 


646 


830 


980 


1,906 


355 


Wrentham ° 


1-140 


9,144 


9,688* 


17,818 


17,752* 


355A 


Wrentham 


1-142 


6,949 


7,395 


13,528 


12,641 


356 


Yarmouth 


28-132 


6,951 


9,802 


8,968 


19,964 


Total 




2,054,850 


2,110,858 


3,979,055 


4,032,135 



Roadside Maintenance and Development 

Roadside maintenance as related to the care and planting of trees and other 
growth on the areas within the highway layouts and adjacent to the traveled sur- 
face of State highways has been one of the activities of this Department for over 
thirty-five years. This work has been developed more rapidly during recent years 
because it has become recognized that systematic and intelligent control and 
development of all features of the roadside conditions are of value not only 
from the point of view of attractiveness in appearance but as a safety factor 
as well. 



P.D. 54 41 

The Department has organized and trained a group of men under competent 
supervision to have charge of this work, not only for the removal and trimming 
of trees, brush and undesirable growth, but also for the selection and planting of 
new growth suitable for the locations. The removal of trees and brush that may 
obstruct vision at curves, intersections or other points on the highways is done 
to insure that operating conditions shall be as safe as possible and unnecessary 
growth is cleared out in order to afford attractive vistas at many scenic loca- 
tions. For the protection of the roadside trees the Department has maintained 
a corps of inspectors to supervise trimming 1 that may be necessary for the con- 
struction of light and power transmission lines. In connection with this work there 
are three nurseries maintained in which the types of trees and shrubs suitable 
for use on the highways of Massachusetts are grown and made available for use by 
the Department. 

During the year 1,573 trees were planted, making a total for the past twenty-six 
years of 59,677 trees planted; and in this year 6,261 shrubs and 207 evergreens 
have been planted throughout the State; in addition, 28,845 small pines have been 
planted on bare slopes and ragged cuts. 



Tercentenary Signs 

Under the provisions of Chapter 10 of the Resolves of 1930, the Department 
was authorized to prepare and erect signs and suitable markers, including such 
as may be selected by the Massachusetts^ Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission, 
with suitable inscriptions, indicating the ancient ways of the Puritan times and 
the structures or places relating to or associated with the early settlements within 
the Commonwealth. These signs and markers, after being erected, are required 
to be maintained by the Department from appropriations made for the maintenance 
of highways. 

The locations of these signs and markers were selected jointly by the local 
authorities of the cities and towns and the Tercentenary Commission with due 
consideration as to visibility, proper height and position. A total of 273 ter- 
centenary signs were erected. 

Regulation of Traffic on Highways During the Winter of 1929-1930 

As provided in section 30, chapter 85, General Laws, as amended by Chapter 
526, Acts of 1922, by chapters 180 and 342, Acts of 1925, and by section 1, 
chapter 353, Acts of 1930, the Department on January 28, 1930, adopted regu- 
lations, and gave public notice thereof, providing that no person shall drive, operate 
or move any vehicle or object which with its load weighs more than ten thousand 
pounds over certain State highways without a permit therefor during the season. 
These regulations were in effect in the following counties during the periods 
stated : — 

Barnstable County, February 17 to March 18, 1930. 

Berkshire County, February 17 to April 8, 1930. 

Bristol County, February 17 to March 18, 1930. 

Franklin County, February 17 to April 8, 1930. 

Hampden County, February 17 to April 1, 1930. 

Hampshire County, February 17 to April 8, 1930. 

Norfolk County, February 17 to March 18, 1930. 

Plymouth County, February 24 to March 18, 1930. 

Essex County, March 1 to April 1, 1930. 

Middlesex County, March 1 to April 1, 1930. 

Worcester County, March 1 to April 8, 1930. 

I Federal Aid in Constructing Highways 

Statements as to the acts of Congress and of the Massachusetts Legislature 
with respect to cooperation between the United States and the states in the con- 



42 P.D. 54 

approved November 9, 1921, may be found in the annual reports of this Depart- 
ment for the years 1920-1927, inclusive. 

The following Federal aid allotments have thus far been made to Massa- 
chusetts : — 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1917 $73,850 94 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1918 147,701 90 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1919 958,145 15 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1920 1,400,078 27 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1921 1,472,788 83 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1922 1,096,176 04 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1923 730,784 03 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1924 . 950,448 62 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1925 1,089,806 22 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1926 1,099,891 00 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1927 1,089,055 00 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1928 1,089,100 00 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1929 1,088,808 00 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1930 1,090,077 00 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1931 1,821,569 00 

For fiscal year ending June 30, 1932 1,813,916 00 

Total $17,012,196 00 

The total amount received by Massachusetts from 1916 to November 30, 1930, 
is $10,842,971.08. 

Projects to the number of 32 have been prepared in addition to those shown 
in the report of the Department of Public Works for 1929. The total mileage 
included in the various Federal aid road projects in this state, from the com- 
mencement of work of this character to November 30, 1930, inclusive, is 782.396. 
The mileage in various counties is : — 

Barnstable, 82.697 miles Hampden, 50.502 miles 

Berkshire, 105.483 miles Hampshire, 43.021 miles 

Bristol, 78.560 miles Middlesex, 61.973 miles 

Dukes, 3.117 miles Norfolk, 44.273 miles 

Essex, 62.037 miles Plymouth, 86.296 miles 

Franklin, 35.572 miles Worcester, 128.865 miles 



Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects * to Nov. 30, 1930 









Amount 


of 








No. 


Town or City 


Miles 


Federal Aid 


Amount 










involved 


received 


Remarks 


1 


Acushnet-Fairhaven 


2.182 


$21,820 


00 


$21,820 


00 


Work completed. 


2 


Hanover .... 


2.708 


19,480 


36 


19,480 


36 


Work completed. 


R2 


Hanover .... 


2.615 


39,225 


00 






Work completed. 


3 


Malden-Melrose-Saugus 


1.162 


11,620 


00 


11,620 


00 


Work completed. 


4 


Danvers . 


1.325 


15,460 


22 


15,460 


22 


Work completed. 


5 


Windsor-Dalton . 


3.240 


64,800 


00 


64,800 


00 


Work completed. 


6 


Sandwich .... 


1.818 


10,678 


02 


10,678 


02 


Work completed. 


7 


Cummington 


4.659 


86,816 


53 


86,816 


53 


Work completed. 


8 


Athol-Petersham . 


7.016 


90,074 


51 


90,074 


51 


Work completed. 


9 


Saugus .... 


3.122 


65,472 


27 


65,472 


27 


Work completed. 


10 


Braintree . 


2.420 


40.554 


80 


40,554 


80 


Work completed. 


11 


Concord-Acton-Littleton 


4.849 


77,600 


87 


77,600 


87 


Work completed. 


12 


Ipswich .... 


. 2.173 


21,851 


50 


21,851 


50 


Work completed. 


13 


Littleton-Groton 


6.450 


130,504 


25 


130,504 


25 


Work completed. 


14 


Barnstable .... 


. 3.331 


22,687 


65 


22,687 


65 


Work completed. 


15 


Norwell-Hingham 


4.380 


59,501 


75 


59,501 


75 


Work completed. 


17 


Lynnfield-Peabody 


. 1.794 


35,880 


00 


35,880 


00 


Work completed. 


18 


Lunenburg 


2.797 


55,940 


00 


55,940 


00 


Work completed. 


19 


Taunton . 


2.116 


42,320 


00 


42,320 


00 


Work completed. 


20 


Tewksburv 


. 2.909 


35,211 


82 


35,211 


82 


Work completed. 


21 


Pittsfield-Hancock 


3.637 


72,483 


32 


72,483 


32 


Work completed. 


22 


Greenfield-Bernardston 


. 6.426 


88,270 


71 


88,270 


71 


Work completed. 


23 


Great Barrington 


2.123 


31,348 


89 


31,348 


89 


Work completed. 


24 


Seekonk .... 


2.756 


19,527 


75 


19,527 


75 


Work completed. 


R24 


Seekonk .... 


2.756 


41,340 


00 


41,340 


00 


Work completed. 



AH of these projects are now, or will be later, State highways. 



P.D. 54 



43 



Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 30, 1930 {Continued) 









Amount of 






No. 


Town or City 


Miles 


Federal Aid 


Amount 










involved 


received 


Remarks 


25 


Billerica . 


0.578 


$38,389 77 


$38,389 77 


Work completed. 


26 


Greenfield-Shelburne: 












Section 1 


5.134 


102,680 00 


102,680 00 


Work completed. 




Section 2 


4.401 


88,020 00 


88,020 00 


Work completed. 


27 


Hamilton-Wenham 
Lanesborough: 


1.766 


20,207 27 


20,207 27 


Work completed. 




Section A 


0.990 


19,780 00 


19,780 00 


Work completed. 




Section B 


2.690 


53,800 00 


53,800 00 


Work completed. 


29 


Ware . 


2.626 


46,557 55 


46,557 55 


Work completed. 


30 


Brimfield . 


4.206 


84,120 00 


84,120 00 


Work completed. 


31 


Danvers-Peabody 


1.107 


22,140 00 


22,140 00 


Work completed. 


32 


Huntington . 


3.078 


97,163 48 


97,163 48 


Work completed. 


33 


Acton-Littleton: 












Section A 


2.182 


43,640 00 


43,640 00 


Work completed. 




Section B 


1.624 


25,847 25 


25,847 25 


Work completed. 


34 


Dudley . 


1.359 


27,180 00 


27,180 00 


Work completed. 


35 


Haver hill-Methuen 


4.544 


90,880 00 


90,880 00 


Work completed. 


36 


Eastham- Wellfleet-Provincetown : 












Section A 


10.690 


91,347 85 


91,347 85 


Work completed. 




Section B 


. 6.548 


75,935 60 


75,935 60 


Work completed. 




Section C . . . , 


8.043 


86,130 51 


86,130 51 


Work completed. 


37 


Egremont . 


1.164 


20,579 07 


20,579 07 


Work completed. 


38 


Peabody-Danvers 


2.827 


56.540 00 


56,540 00 


Work completed. 


39 


Williamstown-New Ashford- 
Lanesborough: 












Section A 


. 0.020 


9,123 64 


9,123 64 


Work completed. 




Section B 


. 3.323 


65,980 00 


65,980 00 


Work completed. 




Section C 


. 4.590 


68,850 00 


68,850 00 


Work completed. 


40 


East Brookfield . 


. 1.011 


20,220 00 


20,220 00 


Work completed. 


41 


Ashby .... 


. 1.250 


22,141 03 


22.141 03 


Work completed. 


42 


Washington 


2.291 


45.820 00 


45,820 00 


Work completed. 


43 


Leicester .... 


. 0.638 


12,760 00 


12,760 00 


Work completed. 


44 


Goshen-Cummington- Windsor : 












Section A 


. 1.494 


29,880 00 


29,880 00 


Work completed. 




Section B 


1.479 


50,183 37 


50,183 37 


Work completed. 




Section C 


. 3.780 


82.915 42 


82,915 42 


Work completed. 




Section D 


3.022 


56,786 10 




Work underway. 


45 


Palmer: 












Sections A and C . 


. 1.795 


35.900 00 


35,900 00 


Work completed. 


46 


Upton-Hopedale : 












Section A 


. 1.672 


33.440 00 


33,440 00 


Work completed. 


47 


Barre-Oakham 


. 1.737 


37.200 75 


37,200 75 


Work completed. 


50 


Lunenburg 


. 1.763 


35,260 00 


35,260 00 


Work completed. 


51 


Mendon-Uxbridge: 












Section A 


. 1.959 


39,180 00 


39,180 00 


Work completed. 




Section B . 


. 2.504 


50,080 00 


50,080 00 


Work completed. 


52 


Oxford .... 


. 3.208 


64,160 00 


64.160 00 


Work completed. 


53 


East Brookfield-Spencer-West 
Brookfield: 












Section A 


. 0.890 


17,800 00 


17,800 00 


Work completed. 




Section B 


. 1.682 


33.640 00 


33,640 00 


Work completed. 


54 


Leicester: 












Section A 


. 0.829 


16.580 00 


16,580 00 


Work completed. 




Section B 


. 2.691 


53,820 00 


53,820 00 


Work completed. 


55 


Quincy .... 


. 0.549 


10,980 00 


10,980 00 


Work completed. 


56 


Stoughton 


. 2.141 


42,820 00 


42,820 00 


Work completed. 


57 


Winchester- Woburn 


. 3.042 


59,131 31 


59,131 31 


Work completed. 


58 


Littleton .... 


. 1.345 


26.900 00 


26,900 00 


Work completed. 


59 


Egremont .... 


, 0.784 


15,678 18 


15,678 18 


Work completed. 


60 


Middleton-Danvers 


. 1.907 


38.224 70 


38,224 70 


Work completed. 


61 


Winchendon-Templeton . 


. 5.393 


106,117 44 


106,117 44 


Work completed. 


62 


Danvers-Topsfield : 












Section A 


. 3.009 


60,180 00 


60,180 00 


Work completed. 




Section B 


. 3.513 


76,959 91 


76,959 91 


Work completed. 


63 


Essex-Ipswich 


. 4.489 


89,780 00 


89,780 00 


Work completed. 


64 


Norwood .... 


. 1.065 


21,300 00 


21,300 00 


Work completed. 


65 


North Adams 


. 1.638 


32,760 00 


32,760 00 


Work completed. 


69 


Haverhill .... 


. 2.657 


53,049 24 


53,049 24 


Work completed. 


70 


Palmer .... 


. 2.550 


51,000 00 


51,000 00 


Work completed. 


71 


Wrentham 


. 1.846 


36,940 00 


36,940 00 


Work completed. 


72 


Walpole .... 


. 3.078 


61,560 00 


61,560 00 


Work completed. 


73 


Southwick 


. 6.879 


111,757 95 


111,757 95 


Work completed. 


74 


Becket .... 


. 0.156 


13,095 66 


13,095 66 


Work completed. 


R74 


Becket . . 


. 0.189 


10,988 45 




Work completed. 


75 


Topsfield-Ipswich-Rowley-Newbur} 


r; 










Section A . . . 


. 10.207 


207.163 37 


207,163 37 


Work completed. 


76 


Norfolk .... 


. 1.447 


28,940 00 


28,940 00 


Work completed. 


77 


Merrimac .... 


. 1.020 


20,397 73 


20,397 73 


Work completed. 


78 


Burlington .... 


. 3.761 


75,220 00 


75,220 00 


Work completed. 


79 


Great Barrington 


. 2.991 


59,820 00 


59,820 00 


Work completed. 


79B Great Barrington 
80 T —• 


. 0.028 


10,098 38 


8,522 99 


Work completed. 




Section A . . . 


. 0.909 


18,180 00 


18,180 00 


Work completed. 




Section B 


. 0.283 


4,245 00 


4,245 00 


Work completed. 



44 



P.D. 54 



Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 30, 1930 (Continued) 









Amount 


of 








No. 


Town or City 


Miles 


Federal Aid 


Amount 










involved 


received 


Remarks 


83 


Pembroke . 


2. 121 


$31,815 


00 


$31,815 


00 


Work completed. 


84 


Sterling-West Boylston 


3.491 


51,974 


04 


51,974 


04 


Work completed. 


85 


Dalton- (Hinsdale Road): 
















Section A 


1.033 


20,660 


00 


20,660 


00 


Work completed. 




Section B 


0.066 


7,120 


50 


7,120 


50 


Work completed. 


86 


Gay Head . 


3.117 


40,783 


51 


40,783 


51 


Work completed. 


87 


Dalton (Windsor Road) : 
















Section A 


1.056 


21,120 


00 


21,120 


00 


Work completed. 




Section B 


0.038 


5,429 


50 


5,429 


50 


Work completed. 


88 


Erving . 


4.537 


• 68,055 


00 






Work completed. 


89 


Easton: 
















Sections A and B . . . 


3.540 


70,800 


00 


70,800 


00 


Work completed. 




Section C 


3.840 


62,400 


00 


62,400 


00 


Work completed. 


90 


Brookfield-East Brookfield 


1.227 


25,324 


95 


25,324 


95 


Work completed. 


91 


Lowell . 


0.977 


19,537 


87 


19,537 


87 


Work completed. 


93 


Wilbraham . 


0.208 


67,506 


06 


67,506 


06 


Work completed. 


94 


Otis-Sandisfield . 


7.565 


122,931 


25 


122,931 


25 


Work completed. 


95 


Westfield 


0.148 


12,677 


08 


12,677 


08 


Work completed. 


96 


Rochester- Wareham 


4.031 


68,979 


93 


68,979 


93 


Work completed. 


98 


Sheffield .... 


3.052 


61,133 


83 


61,133 


85 


Work completed. 


99 


Gloucester . 


1.191 


19,353 


75 


19,353 


75 


Work completed. 


100 


Rutland 


3.640 


59,150 


00 


59,150 


00 


Work completed. 


101A 


Hinsdale .... 


0.297 


4,455 


00 


4,455 


00 


Work completed. 


101B 


Hinsdale . 


0.858 


24,116 


51 


24,116 


51 


Work completed. 


102A 


Plainville-Wrentham 


3.254 


48,810 


00 


48,810 


00 


Work completed. 


103 


Adams . . . . 


0.568 


9,230 


00 


9,230 


00 


Work completed. 


104 


Milton 


3.534 


70,680 


00 


70,680 


00 


Work completed. 


105 


Rehoboth .... 


1.438 


28,760 


00 


28,760 


00 


Work completed. 


106 


Bourne .... 


0.522 


35,002 


00 


35,002 


00 


Work completed. 


107 


Southampton 


. 2.203 


44,060 


00 


44,060 


00 


Work completed. 


108 


Lakeville-Freetown 


4.583 


71,706 


11 


71,706 


11 


Work completed. 


109 


West Brookfield . 


0.066 


10,283 


73 


10,283 


73 


Work completed. 


110 


Middleborough-Bridgewater . 


0.109 


24,580 


87 


24,580 


87 


Work completed. 


111 


Braintree .... 


0.371 


7,200 


00 


7,200 


00 


Work completed. 


112 


North Attleborough-Attleborough . 


3.278 


65.560 


00 


65,560 


00 


Work completed. 


113 


Swansea . 


0.692 


11,245 


00 


11,245 


00 


Work completed. 


113B 


Swansea-Somerset 


3.503 


64,439 


74 


64,439 


74 


Work completed. 


114 


Lenox .... 


. 2.408 


39,130 


00 


39,130 


00 


Work completed. 


115 


Plymouth . 


1.680 


25,522 


53 


25,522 


53 


Work completed. 


116 


Norwood-Walpole 


2.453 


40,878 


91 


40,878 


91 


Work completed. 


117A 


Chelmsford . 


1.377 


27,540 


00 


27,540 


00 


Work completed. 


117B 


Chelmsford-Tyngsboro 


4.625 


89,713 


81 


89,713 


81 


Work completed. 


118A 


Brookfield . 


0.620 


12,400 


00 


12,400 


00 


Work completed. 


118B 


Brookfield .... 


0.251 


3,765 


00 


3,765 


00 


Work completed. 


119A 


Essex .... 


0.406 


8 a 120 


00 


8,120 


00 


Work completed. 


120A 


Lakeville . 


4.789 


71,835 


00 


71,835 


00 


Work completed. 


120B 


Berkeley .... 


0.864 


12,960 


00 


12,960 


00 


Work completed. 


120C 


Taunton-Berkeley 


2.758 


41,370 


00 


41,370 


00 


Work completed. 


120D 


Taunton .... 


0.862 


12,930 


00 


12,930 


00 


Work completed. 


121A 


Abington . 


0.947 


17,887 


34 


17,887 


34 


Work completed. 


121B 


Bridgewater 


. 0.113 


16,568 


31 


16,568 


31 


Work completed. 


121C 


Weymouth .... 


2.720 


40,800 


00 


40,800 


00 


Work completed. 


121D 


East Bridgewater-Whitman . 


2.000 


30,000 


00 


30,000 


00 


Work completed. 


121E 


Abington . . . 


1.088 


14,770 


42 


14,770 


42 


Work completed. 


122A 


Barnstable .... 


0.066 


18,711 


51 


18,711 


51 


Work completed. 


122B 


Barnstable-Mashpee 


2.482 


36,349 


09 


36,349 


09 


Work completed. 


122C 


Falmouth-Mashpee 


8.137 


132,939 


21 






Work completed. 


122D 


Barnstable .... 


. 5.643 


84,645 


00 






PS&E sent 


123A 


Southampton 


. 2.461 


47,155 


67 


47,155 


67 


Work completed. 


124A 


Wayland .... 


. 0.189 


30,296 


68 


30,296 


68 


Work completed. 


124B 


Marlborough 


1.626 


24,390 


00 


24,390 


00 


Work completed. 


125A 


Wareham .... 


3.086 


63,316 


11 


68,316 


11 


Work completed. 


125B 


Wareham .... 


2.761 


41,415 


00 


41,415 


00 


Work completed. 


127A 


Holyoke .... 


. 4.136 


62,040 


00 


62,040 


00 


Work completed. 


127B 


Easthampton-Northampton 


. 1.762 


84,084 


87 






Work completed. 


128A 


Hinsdale . 


0.066 


8,598 


63 


8,598 


63 


Work completed. 


128B 


Hinsdale .... 


0.952 


14,280 


00 


14,280 


00 


Work completed. 


129A 


Dighton-Somerset 


3.465 


51,975 


00 


51,975 


00 


Work completed. 


129B 


Somerset .... 


. 4.340" 


65,511 


29 


65,511 


29 


Work completed. 


130A 


Auburn-Oxford 


. 4.208 


63,120 


00 


63,120 


00 


Work completed. 


131A 


Wilbraham 


0.530 


7,950 


00 


7,950 


00 


Work completed. 


131B 


Wilbraham . . . 


. 1.012 


15,180 


00 


15,180 


00 


Work completed. 


132A 


Duxbury-Kingston 


2.123 


31,845 


00 


31,845 


00 


Work completed. 


133A 


North Andover 


0.615 


9,225 


00 


9,225 


00 


Work completed. 


133B 


North Andover 


0.771 


11,565 


00 


11,565 


00 


Work completed. 


134A 


Barre 


. 1.217 


18,255 


00 


18,255 


00 


Work completed. 


134B 


Barre .... 


. 1.261 


18,915 


00 


18,915 


00 


Work completed. 


134C 


Barre .... 


. 1.617 


24,255 


00 






Work completed. 


135A 


Russell .... 


0.557 


13,919 


60 


13,919 


60 


Work completed. 


135B 


Westfield-Russell 


3.607 


54,075 


00 


54,075 


00 


Work completed. 


135C 


Russell .... 


3.291 


54,052 


37 


53,059 


55 


Work completed. 


135D 


Russell-Huntington 


. 3.670 


55,050 


00 


55,050 


00 


Work completed. 


136A 


Agawam .... 


. 1.331 


19,965 


00 


19,965 


00 


Work completed. 



P.D. 54 

Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 30, 1930 {Continued) 



45 



No. 



Town or City 



142B 

142C 

143 

144A 

145A 

146A 

146B 

147A 

148A 

148B 

149A 

149B 

150A 

150B 



152B 
152C 
153A 
154A 
155A 
156A 
156B 
156C 
157A 



136B Agawam 
136 C Agawam 
137A Sheffield 
137B Sheffield 
138A Chester 

13 8B Chester 
139A Brimfield 
139B Brimfield 
140 A Lenox-Lee 
140B Lee . 
141 A Williamsburg 
141B Goshen-Williamsburg 
14 1C Northampton-Williamsburg 

14 2 A Fitchburg- Westminster 
Gardner- Westminster 
Gardner-Templeton 
Fairhaven-Mattapoisett 
Canton-Stoughton 
Ashland-Holliston 
Paxton 

Paxton- Worcester 
Lenox-Pittsfield . 

Raynham . 

Raynham-Taunton 

Middleborough 

Middleborough 

Littleton-Westford 

Westford . 
151A&B Swansea-Somerset 
152 A Dartmouth 

Dartmouth 

Westport 

Southampton-Easthamptc 

Sturbridge 

West Springfield 

Orange 

Orange 

Athol-Orange 

Sandisfield-Tolland 
R157A Sandisfield-Tolland 
lf>7B Sandisfield 
157C Sandisfield-Tolland 
157D Sandisfield 

158 A Dalton 

159 A Seekonk-Rehoboth-Swansea 
159B Seekonk 
159C Swansea 
160A Lenox-Lee-Stockbridge 
161 A Brockton-W. Bridgewater 
16 IB Avon-Brockton 
162 A Holliston . 
162B Milford 
163 A Amherst 
163B Amherst 
164 A Westminster- Winchendon 
164 B Westminster- Ashburnham 
164C Ashburnham 
164D Winchendon 
165 A Winchendon 
166 Becket-Otis 
168 A Deerfield . 
169A Merrimac-Amesbury 
171 A Chelmsford 
172A Leominster-Sterling 
173 A Cheshire 
173B Lanesboro . 
174 A Marshfield 
175A Sandwich 
175B Orleans 
175C Barnstable . 
175D Sandwich . 
175E Brewster-Orleans 
176A Plymouth . 
176B Plvmouth-Bourne 
177 A Chatham 
177B Orleans 
177C Dennis 
178A Chelmsford 
179 A Falmouth . 
180A Franklin-Wrentham 
180B Rellingham-Franklin 
181 A Florida-North Adams 
181B Florida 



Miles 

1.515 
1.000 
0.170 
1.532 
0.097 
4.250 
0.103 
4.778 
3.519 
0.057 
0.211 
5.042 
4.146 
3.960 
3.699 
4.174 
3.245 
4.306 
3.330 
1.783 
4.930 
2.349 
1.657 
2.861 
5.586 
0.831 
1.985 
2.660 
0.464 
1.401 
2.858 
4.634 
1.410 
2.503 
0.549 
1.058 
2.607 
1.544 
0.644 
0.644 
0.473 
3.038 
0.219 
0.430 
1.899 
2.251 
2.767 
5.453 
3.823 
2.201 
3.315 
1.790 
0.052 
2.100 
0.750 
3.607 
3.776 
2.826 
2.460 
6.043 
3.043 
3.397 
1.536 
2.718 
4.377 
1.742 
4.533 
0.217 
1.904 
0.927 
2.364 
7.858 
5.032 
2.948 
3.964 
1.802 
3.219 
1.262 
3.394 
3.125 
3.889 
2.818 
2.736 



Amount of 

Federal Aid 

involved 



$22,725 
15,000 
22,710 
22,980 
10,818 
99,063 
6,075 
69,410 
52,785 
26,620 
8,880 
93,547 
62,190 
69,171 
52,316 
62,610 
52,079 
64,436 
34,645 
26,745 
73,950 
35,235 
24,855 
42,915 
83,790 
12,465 
29,775 
39,900 
89,138 
21,015 
42,870 
69,510 
21,150 
37,545 
8,235 
15,870 
39,105 
32,659 
34,803 
5,660 
32,037 
45,570 
16,194 
22,087 
49,876 
33,765 
41,505 
81,795 
57,345 
33,015 
49,725 
26,850 
3,787 
31,500 
48,475 
54,105 
56.640 
42,390 
36,900 
99,077 
45,645 
50,955 
23,040 
40,770 
74,965 
26,130 
67,995 
22,181 
23,601 
13,905 
35,460 
117.870 
70,543 
44.220 
48,588 
25,838 
48,258 
18,930 
50,910 
46.875 
58.335 
42,270 
41.040 



00 

00 

05 

00 

36 

09 

05 

72 

00 

13 

65 

40 

00 

34 

73 

00 

86 

20 

01 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

06 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

27 

50 

87 

28 

00 

60 

67 

52 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

09 

00 

74 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

81 

00 

00 

26 

55 

00 

00 

00 

35 

00 

18 

02 

37 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 



Amount 
received 

$22,725 00 
15,000 00 
22,710 05 

10,818 36 



6,075 
68,916 
52,785 
26,620 

8,880 
93,547 
62,190 
69,171 
52,316 

52,079 
64,436 
34,645 
26,745 
73,950 
35,235 
24,855 
42,915 
83,790 

29,775 
39,900 
89,138 
21,015 
42,870 
69,510 
21,150 
37,545 
8,235 
15,870 



05 
18 
00 
13 
65 
40 
00 
34 
73 

86 
20 
01 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

00 
00 
06 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



34,803 50 
32,037 28 



22,087 67 
49,876 52 
33,765 00 
41,505 00 
81,795 00 
57,345 00 



49,725 
26,850 
3,787 
31,500 
26,555 
54,105 
56,640 
42,390 
36,900 
99,077 
45,645 
50,955 
23,040 
40,770 
74,965 
26,130 
67,995 
22,181 
23,601 
13,905 



00 
00 
09 
00 
45 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
81 
00 
00 
26 
55 
00 



70,543 35 



48,588 
25.838 
38,734 
18,930 
50,910 
46,875 
58,335 



18 
02 
30 
00 
00 
00 
00 



41,040 00 



Remarks 

Work completed 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
PS&E sent 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Work underway. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work underway. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work underway. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work underway. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
PS&E Approved. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 



46 



P.D. 54 



Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 30, 1930 (Continued) 











Amount of 








No. 


Town or City 


Miles 


Federal Aid 


Amount 










involved 


received 


Remarks 


181C 


North Adams-Clarksburg 


3.362 


$50,430 


00 


$50,430 


00 


Work completed. 


181D 


Florida-Savoy 


. 3.702 


55,530 


00 






Work completed. 


182A 


Lunenburg 


1.312 


19,680 


00 


19,680 


00 


Work completed. 


183A 


Amesbury-Salisbury 


1.922 


28,830 


00 


28,830 


00 


Work completed. 


183B 


Amesbury .... 


1.329 


45,345 


32 


45,345 


32 


Work completed. 


184A 


Charlton .... 


. 2.848 


42,720 


00 


42,720 


00 


Work completed. 


184B 


Charlton-Sturbridge 


5.623 


84,345 


00 






Work completed. 


185A 


Buckland .... 


1.245 


18,675 


00 


18,675 


00 


Work completed. 


185B 


Charlemont 


2.433 


36,495 


00 






Work completed. 


185C 


Charlemont 


0.421 


54,688 


84 






Work underway. 


186 


Salisbury .... 


2.405 


36,075 


00 


36,075 


00 


Work completed. 


187A 


Bellingham 


1.225 


18,375 


00 


18,375 


00 


Work completed. 


188A 


Townsend .... 


3.813 


57,195 


00 


57,195 


00 


Work completed 


188B 


Pepperell-Groton 


. 3.368 


50,520 


00 


50,520 


00 


Work completed 


189A 


Marion- Wareham 


0.582 


82,770 


63 






Work completed 


189B 


Mattapoisett 


. 1.804 


27,060 


00 


27,060 


00 


Work completed 


189C 


Marion 


4.554 


68,310 


00 






Work completed 


189D 


Wareham .... 


1.344 


20,160 


00 






PS&E approved. 


190A 


Becket 


> . . 


. 2.254 


33,810 


00 


33,810 


00 


Work completed 


191A 


Falmouth 


, , 


5.896 


81,094 


43 


81,094 


43 


Work completed 


191B 


Falmouth 


, 


1.752 


26,280 


00 


26,280 


00 


Work completed 


192A 


Groveland 


. , 


1.643 


24,645 


00 


24,645 


00 


Work completed 


192B 


Newburyport 


. . 


1.745 


26,175 


00 


26,175 


00 


Work completed 


193A 


Hadley 


. . 


1.985 


25,821 


78 


25,821 


78 


Work completed 


193B 


Hadley 




. 2.662 


31,715 


99 






Work completed 


194A 


Athol-Phillipston-Templeton 


4.738 


71,070 


00 


71,070 


00 


Work completed 


195A 


Mansfield-Norton 


0.960 


17,862 


40 


17,862 


40 


Work completed 


195B 


Mansfield-Norton 


. 2.617 


39,255 


00 


39,255 


00 


Work completed 


196A 


Millbury-Grafton 


. 4.440 


66,600 


00 


66,600 


00 


Work completed 


197 


Plymouth .... 


6.543 


98,035 


70 


96,288 


19 


Work completed 


198A 


Milford-Hopedale-Upton 


4.418 


66,270 


00 






Work completed 


199A 


Newbury .... 


0.303 


163,208 


90 






Work completed 


200A 


Rehoboth .... 


1.875 


28,125 


00 






Work completed 


200B 


Taunton-Dighton-Rehoboth 


5.690 


87,403 


64 






Work completed 


201 


Wilbraham . 


1.530 


22,950 


00 






Work completed. 


202A 


Hanover-Pembroke 


. 2.061 


47,089 


23 






Work completed 


203 


Natick-Wellesley 


2.066 


30^990 


00 






Work completed 


204 


Erving .... 


3.214 


48,210 


00 






Work completed 


205 


Dalton .... 


0.913 


23,981 


28 






Work completed 


206A 


Billerica .... 


. 1.898 


35,451 


68 






Work completed 


207A 


Bridgewater-Middleboro 


10.474 


179,296 


63 






Work completed. 


208A 


Waltham-Weston 


0.280 


64,831 


45 






Work underway. 


209A 


Milton-Quincy-Randolph 


3.315 


49,725 


00 






Work underway. 


210A 


Becket-Lee 


7.192 


107,880 


00 






Work underway. 


211A 


Northboro-Shrewsbury-Southboro 


11.272 


444,715 


17 






Work underway. 


212 


North Attleboro . . . . 


2.123 


46,890 


51 






Work underway. 


213 


Attleborough . . . . 


1.4 55 


71,636 


00 






Work underway. 


214A 


Tyngsborough 


0.540 


237,522 


35 






Work underway 


215A 


Palmer-Monson . 


0.606 


98,900 


75 






Work underway. 


216A 


Dedham .... 


0.738 


11,070 


00 






Work underway 


217 


Chester-Huntingtc 


n . . . 


3.781 


62,326 


87 






PS&E sent. 



Total 



782.396 $14,351,837 08 $10,842,971 08 



Bridges 

During the year the Department has prepared designs and plans for, and done 
other work relating to, bridges throughout the Commonwealth. The various cities 
and towns, the localities therein, the character of the structure and other details 
are as follows: — 



Bridges and Structures Built or Contracted for 
Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Structure 

Adams — Grove Street over the Raceway; one 14-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete slab. 

Ashfield — Conway Road over South Bend Brook; one 20-foot span, reinforced 
concrete slab. 

Athol — Orange Road over West Brook; one 26-foot span, reinforced concrete 
slab. 

Attleboro — Newport Avenue over the tracks of the New York, New Haven & 
Hartford Railroad; two 33.5-foot spans and one 60-foot span, steel stringers 
and reinforced concrete floor. 



P.D. 54 47 

Bellingham — Hartford Avenue at Mendon line, over Charles River; one 13-foot 
span, reinforced concrete slab. 

Blandford — Otis Road over Peeble Brook; two 20-foot spans and one 44-foot 
span, reinforced concrete beam and slab. 

Bridgewater — Bedford Street at Middleborough line over Taunton River; two 
38-foot spans and one 45-foot span, reinforced concrete beam and slab. 

Dalton — Windsor Road over Waconah Brook; two 30-foot spans, reinforced con- 
crete beam. 

Dighton — Providence Road over a brook; one 11-foot span, reinforced concrete 

slab. 
Dover — Willow Street at Needham line over Charles River; one 55-foot span, 

reinforced concrete arch. 
Dudley — Southbridge Road over Quinebaug River and Canal; three 58-foot spans, 

steel beam and reinforced concrete slab. 
Hanover — At Pembroke line over North River; one 71.5-foot span, reinforced 

concrete arch. 

Harwich — Lower County Road over Herring River; eight 17-foot spans, creosoted 
wood pile bridge. 

Hudson — Main Street over Assabet River; two 27-foot spans, reinforced concrete 

beam and slab. 
Ludlow — Putts Bridge at Springfield line over Chicopee River; two 52-foot spans, 

two 62-foot spans, deck plate girder spans, and one 150-foot span steel truss 

with reinforced concrete floors. 
Middleborough — Grove Street over Nemasket River; one 34-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete beam and slab. 
Monson — Brimfield Road at Palmer line over Quaboag River; two 35-foot spans, 

reinforced concrete beam and slab. 
Newbury — Hanover Street over Little River; one 44-foot span, steel pony truss 

with reinforced concrete floor. 
Northborough — New Worcester Turnpike over proposed road; one 56-foot span, 

steel stringers with reinforced concrete floor. 
Palmer— Brimfield Road over the tracks of the Boston & Albany Railroad and 

State highway; one 58-foot span and one 83-foot span; steel stringers and 

steel plate girder with reinforced concrete floor. 
Peru — Middlefield Road over branch of Housatonic River; one 19-foot span 

reinforced concrete slab. ' 

Royalston — Athol Road over Lawrence Brook; one 29-foot span, stone faced 
reinforced concrete arch. 

Sandisfield — New Boston Road over Farmington River; one 77-foot span, steel 
pony truss with reinforced concrete floor. 

Shrewsbury — Worcester Turnpike over Boston & Worcester Street Railway Com- 
pany tracks; length 97 feet, wood trestle with steel stringers. 

Shrewsbury — Worcester Turnpike over Grafton Street; one 35-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete beam and slab. 

Southborough — Cordaville Road over Worcester Turnpike; two 60-foot spans, 
steel stringers with reinforced concrete floor. 

Tyngsborough — Nashua Road over Marshall Brook; one 29-foot span, reinforced 
concrete arch. 

Tyngsborough — Over the tracks of the Boston & Maine Railroad and Merrimack 
River; one 58.5-foot span, steel beams with concrete floor, and one 547-foot 
steel arch with concrete floor. 

Waltham — Weston Street at Weston line, over Stony Brook; reinforced concrete 
box culvert, 16-foot span. 

Wareham — Sawyer Road over Agawam River; one 30-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete beam and slab. 

Westborough — Worcester Turnpike over Assabet River; one 38-foot span, steel 

stringers and concrete floor. 
Westborough — Worcester Turnpike over East Main Street; one 58-foot span 
steel stringers and concrete floor. 



48 P.D. 54 

Westborough — Worcester Turnpike over Milk Street; one 35-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete beam and slab. 

Williamstown — Pittsfield Road over Green River; one 42-foot span, reinforced 
concrete beam and slab. 



Alterations, Repairs and Extensions to Bridges and Structures 

Completed in 1930 

Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Work 

Becket — Jacob's Ladder Road over brook; reinforced concrete slab extension. 

Becket — Jacob's Ladder Road over Shaw Pond Brook; reinforced concrete slab 
extension. 

Becket — Jacob's Ladder Road over Ward Pond Brook; reinforced concrete slab 
extension. 

Billerica — Burlington Road over Shawsheen River; reinforced concrete beam 
extension. 

East Bridgewater — Bedford Street over Matfield River; reinforced concrete arch 
extension to stone arch. 

Fairhaven — New Bedford line over New Bedford Harbor; piers repaired with 
gunite. 

Gardner — Templeton Road over Kneeland Brook ; reinforced concrete slab exten- 
sion. 

Gardner — Templeton Road over Wilder Brook; reinforced concrete slab ex- 
tension. 

Hanover — West Elm Street at Pembroke line over Indian Head River; stone 
faced, reinforced concrete arch extension of stone arch. 

Lee — Jacob's Ladder Road over Green Water Pond Brook; reinforced concrete 
slab extension. 

Lunenburg — Summer Street over Baker Brook; stone arch extension. 

Natick — Framingham Road over outlet from Reservoir; reinforced concrete slab 
extension. 

Natick — Framingham Road over outlet from Reservoir; reinforced concrete slab 
extension to stone arch culvert. 

Newbury — Newburyport Turnpike over Parker Riyer; reinforced concrete beam 
and slab extension. 

North Attleborough — Elm Street over Ten Mile River; reinforced concrete slab 
extension. 

North Attleborough — Jefferson Street over Ten Mile River; reinforced concrete 
slab extension. 

North Attleborough — Orne Street over Ten Mile River; reinforced concrete slab 
extension. 

North Attleborough — Providence Turnpike over Seven Mile River; reinforced 
concrete slab extension. 

Orange — Erving Road over Mill Pond; reinforced concrete pile trestle ex- 
tension. 

Orange — Erving Road over Orcutt Brook; reinforced concrete beam extension. 

Rehoboth — Providence Road over Palmer River; reinforced concrete slab ex- 
tension. 

Taunton — Providence Road over Segregansett River; reinforced concrete beam 
extension. 

Templeton — Gardner Road over Otter River; reinforced concrete slab extension. 

Tyngsborough — Dunstable Road over Mill Pond; reinforced concrete slab ex- 
tension. 

Wareham — Fearing Hill Road over Weweantic River; reinforced concrete slab 
extension. 

West Springfield — Extension to culvert on State highway. 

Windsor — Windsor Hill Road over Baldwin Brook; reinforced concrete beam 
extension. 






P.D. 54 49 

Contemplated Bridges and Structures 
Plans, Studies or Estimates made 
Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Structure 

Bernardston — Northfield Road over the tracks of the Boston and Maine Rail- 
road; three 41 -foot spans, reinforced concrete trestle bridge. 

Charlemont — Mohawk Trail over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad; three 
58-foot spans, steel stringer with reinforced concrete floor. 

Chester — Over Gold Mine Brook; one 26-foot span, reinforced concrete slab. 

Framingham — Over tracks of the Old Colony Division, New York, New Haven 
and Hartford Railroad and over Worcester Turnpike; one 50-foot span, steel 
stringer bridge. 

Groton — At Pepperell line over Nashua River; eight 20-foot spans, reinforced 
concrete pile bridge. 

Hingham — At Hull line over Weir River; solid fill and three 61 -foot steel girder 
spans. 

Hinsdale — Washington Road over the tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad. 

Ipswich — Rowley Road over Boston and Maine Railroad. 

Millbury — Worcester by-pass over the tracks of New York, New Haven and 
Hartford Railroad, Main Street, and Blackstone River. 

Northborough — Boston Post Road over Assabet River; extension to stone arch, 
one 13-foot span. 

Northborough — Relocated Boston Post Road over aqueduct of Metropolitan Dis- 
trict Water supply; one 46-foot span, reinforced concrete beam and slab. 

North Reading — State highway over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad; one 
31 -foot span, steel stringer bridge. 

Palmer — Over Quaboag River; extension of one 50-foot span and two 20-foot 
spans, stone arch. 

Pepperell — Over Mill Pond outlet; extension of two 12.5-foot spans, reinforced 
concrete slab. 

Pepperell — Primus Station over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad; three 25- 
foot spans, steel stringer bridge. 

Revere — Beach Street over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad. 

Rowley — State highway over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad at Bean 
Crossing; one 44-foot span. 

Salisbury — Elm Street over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad; one 45-foot 
span. 

Sturbridge — Southbridge Road over Hobbs Brook; extension to 10-foot span stone 
arch. 

Weston — Near Stony Brook Station over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad, 
Fitchburg Division; two 42-foot spans and one 64-foot span, steel girders 
and reinforced concrete floor. (Being built by Boston and Maine Railroad.) 

Worcester — Worcester by-pass under tracks of Boston and Albany Railroad. 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., at Request of Cities and Towns 
Towns, Locality and Character of Work 

Agawam — At West Springfield line over Westfield River; examination, report 
and estimate for repairs to two span steel truss. 

Billerica — Shawsheen Avenue over Shawsheen River at Wilmington line; Aque- 
duct bridge, examination, report and estimate for repairs and widening. 

Billerica — Whipple Street at Wilmington line over Shawsheen River; plan and 
specifications prepared for one 17-foot span, reinforced concrete slab. 

Bourne — Falmouth Road over Back River; estimate for reconstruction of bridge. 

Hudson — Main Street over Assabet River; examination and report on existing 
bridge and estimate for reconstruction. 

Lancaster — Mill Street over Nashua River; estimate for reconstruction. 

Marshfield — Beach Street over Cut River; inspection and report on strength 
of existing bridge and estimate for reconstruction. 



50 P.D. 54 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., by direction of the Department 

Cities and Towns, Locality and Subject 

Amesbury — Chain Bridge over Merrimack River at Newburyport line; ex- 
amination and report on strength of bridge. 
Amesbury — Essex-Merrimac Bridge over Merrimack River; examination, report 

and estimate for equipment with power operation of draw and gates. 
Boston — Commonwealth Pier; report on strength of roof trusses. 
Boston — Commonwealth Pier Viaduct; examination and report on strength of 

sidewalk. 
Duxbury — Examination and estimate for repairs to Myles Standish monument. 
Framingham — Reformatory for Women; design for garage floor; and design 

of coal pocket. 
Middleborough — Grove Street over tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford 

Railroad; examination, report and estimate for reconstruction of two bridges. 
Quincy — Fore River Bridge at Weymouth line; study and estimate for new 

bridge. 
Shrewsbury — Worcester Turnpike; design and estimate for retaining wall. 
Westfield — Main Street over Little River; examination, report and estimate for 

repairs to steel truss bridge. 
Special Commission on Bridges — Estimate of costs in the next ten years for 

reconstruction of bridges on important routes in State. 

Bridge Plans Submitted and Examined during the Year under the provisions of 
Chapter 85, General Laws, as amended by Chapter 313 of Acts of 1923 

Fitchburg — Kimball Street over Nashua River; two 40-foot spans, steel stringers 
with reinforced concrete floor; approved July 25, 1930. 

Groton — West Groton Road over Nashua River; two 46-foot spans, reinforced 
concrete beam; approved June 23, 1930. 

Lancaster — Mill Street over Nashua River; two 35-foot spans, reinforced con- 
crete beam; approved June 23, 1930. 

North Adams — West Main Street over Hoosic River; one 62-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete arch; approved May 26, 1930. 

Peabody — Caller Street over North River; one 16-foot span, wood stringer 
with plank floor; approved June 3, 1930. 

Pittsfield — Newell Street over Housatonic River; one 75-foot span, steel plate 
girder; approved May 12, 1930. 

Scituate — Edward Foster Road over Scituate Harbor; two 15.4-foot spans and 
one 36.25-foot span, reinforced concrete beam; approved August 2, 1930. 

Taunton — Bay Street over Mill River; one 31 -foot span, reinforced concrete 
beam; approved September 9, 1930. 

Taunton — Whittenton Street over Mill River; two 19.5-foot spans, reinforced 
concrete beam; approved May 9, 1930. 

Examinations, Studies, Estimates and Reports by direction of Acts and Resolves 

of the Legislature 

Chapter 42, Resolves of 1929. Report on "bridges, abutments and approaches 
which carry public highways over the location of the Southern New England 
Railroad Corporation and over the former location of the Hampden Railroad 
Corporation". 
Chapter 406, Acts of 1930, New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge. 

The care of the bridge over the tracks of the New York, New Haven and 
Hartford Railroad and the Acushnet River between Fairhaven and New Bedford 
was transferred to the Department by the provisions of Chapter 406, Acts of 
1930, on May 28, 1930. The Act directed that the bridge be made a State 
highway and the expenses of keeping the bridge in repair for travel and of 
operating the draw and of maintaining the bridge to be paid by the Common- 
wealth. 

The construction of the bridge was begun in 1892 and was completed in 1900, 



P.D. 54 51 

being first opened to traffic on October 11th of that year. There are thirteen 
spans of deck plate girders between New Bedford and Fish Island, five spans 
of deck plate girders and a 290-foot through truss draw span between Fish 
Island and Popes Island, and nine spans of deck plate girders between Popes 
Island and Fairhaven. There are 2,051 feet of bridge structure and 2,818 feet 
of solid fill, a total of 4,869 feet. The bridge measures 70 feet from center to 
center of fence rails. The first cost of the bridge was $1,330,000, including 
land damages of $160,000. Averaged over a period of years, the draw openings 
have numbered more than 2,900 annually. 

Plans are being made for extensive repairs to the bridge in 1931. 
Chapter 420, Acts of 1930 — Part 1, authorizing the following improvements: 
Boston — Bridges over the tracks of the Providence Division and the Needham 

Branch of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. 
Canton — At Dedham and Westwood lines; bridge over Neponset River. 
Needham — Bridge over the tracks of the Needham and Woonsocket Branch of 

the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. 
Revere — Overpass at or near junction of Revere Beach parkway and Broadway. 
Westwood — Bridges over the tracks of the Providence Division and the Midland 

Division of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. 
Chapter 48, Resolves of 1930. Investigation for improvement of highway con- 
ditions at the following locations: 
Arlington, Medford and Somerville — Bridges over Mystic River. 
Boston — Underpass and approaches at Harvard Bridge. 

Boston and Cambridge — Grade separations at termini of River Street bridge, 
Western Avenue bridge and Larz Anderson bridge; and bridge and approaches 
at Gerry's Landing. 
Cambridge — Traffic circle at Cottage Farm bridge. 
Everett — Grade separation and traffic circle at junction of Revere Beach Parkway 

and Broadway and Main Street. 
Revere — Bridges over tracks of the Boston and Maine Railroad and the Boston, 
Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad, in the extension of Squire Road to the 
Revere Beach Parkway. 
Somerville — Grade separation at junction of Northern Traffic Artery and Wash- 
ington Street. 

Bridge Over the Merrimack River Between Newburyport and Salisbury 

This bridge was placed in charge of the Massachusetts Highway Commission 
and made a State highway by the provisions of Chaoter 716. Acts of 1912, which 
also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good repair for travel, 
of operating the draw and of maintaining the structure shall be paid by the 
Commonwealth. 

The number of draw openings during the year ending November 30, 1930, was 
335. In 1929 the number of such openings was 386; in 1928 the number was 
365; in 1927 the number was 200. 

The total expenditure during the year was $4,775.76. 

The total expenditure from 1912 to November 30, 1930, inclusive, was 
$148,087.36. 

Bridge Over Taunton River Between Fall River and Somerset 

This bridge was placed in charge of the Massachusetts Highway Commission 
and made a State highway by the provisions of Chapter 717, Acts of 1912, 
which also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good repair for 
travel, and for operating the draw and maintaining the structure shall be paid 
by the Commonwealth. 

The number of draw openings during the year ending November 30, 1930, was 
1,812. In 1929 the number of such openings was 1,789; in 1928 the number 
was 1,982; in 1927 the number was 2,043. 

The total expenditure during the year was $15,243.90. 

The total expenditure from 1912 to November 30, 1930, inclusive, was 
$327,980.74. 



52 P.D. 54 

Bridge Over the Acushnet River Between the City of New Bedford and 

the Town of Fairhaven 

This bridge was placed in charge of the Department of Public Works and 
made a State highway by the provisions of Chapter 406, Acts of 1930, which 
also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good repair for travel, 
of operating the draw and of maintaining the structure shall be paid by the 
Commonwealth. The Department took charge of this bridge on June 27, 1930. 

The construction of the bridge was begun in 1892 and was completed in 1900, 
being first opened to traffic on October 11th of that year. There are thirteen 
spans of deck plate girders between New Bedford and Fish Island, five spans 
of deck plate girders and a 290-foot through truss draw span between Fish Island 
and Popes Island, and nine spans of deck plate girders between Popes Island and 
Fairhaven. There are 2,051 feet of bridge structure and 2,818 feet of solid fill, a 
total of 4,869 feet. The bridge measures 70 feet from center to center of fence 
rails. The first cost of the bridge was $1,330,000, including land damages of 
$160,000. Averaged over a period of years, the draw openings have numbered 
more than 2,900 annually. 

The number of draw openings while in charge of the Department beginning 
June 27, 1930, and ending November 30, 1930, was 1,069. 

The total expenditure during the year was $10,065.56. 

Construction of Town and County Ways 

(Section 34, Chapter 90, General Laws, as revised by section 1, chapter 112, 
Acts of 1921, chapter 288, Acts of 1925, section 316, Acts of 1928, and section 
4, chapter 343, Acts of 1929.) 
During the year the Department has contracted for work to be done in the 

towns or cities named in the following table, which also shows the type of road, 

the length contracted for, and the allotments or contributions by the State, towns 

and counties: 



Counties and Town 


s 


Contributions 




Type of 


Road Length con- 




State 




Towr 


L 


County 




tracted for 
(Feet) 


Barnstable Cour 


ity 
















Dennis 


$12,000 


00 


$6,000 


00 


$6,000 00 


Bituminous 


concrete 


6,590 


Harwich . 


20,000 


00 


10,000 


00 


5,000 00 


Bridge and 


approaches 


_ 


Provincetown . 


7,000 


00 


7,000 


00 


7,000 00 


Bituminous 


concrete 


2,988 


Berkshire Coun 


ly 
















Adams 


8,000 


00 


8,000 


00 


— 


Bridge and 


approaches 


_ 


Alford . 


1,000 


00 


500 


00 


500 00 


Gravel 




700 


Alford . 


300 


00 






300 00 


Repairs . 






Becket 


1,000 


00 


500 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




1,700 


Becket 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel . 




1,400 


Cheshire 


5,000 


00 


2,700 


00 


3.000 00 


Gravel 


. 


4,700 


Clarksburg 


1,000 


00 


500 


00 


500 00 


Gravel 


# B 


3,000 


Egremont 


3,450 


00 


1,725 


00 


1.725 00 


Gravel 


, . 


9,075 


Florida 


4,000 


00 


4,000 


00 


— 


Gravel 


# B 


1,400 


Great Barrington 


2,000 


00 


2.000 


00 


— 


Gravel and 


tar 


6,900 


Great Barrington 


9,000 


00 


9,000 


00 


— 


Bituminous 


macadam 


2,719 


Hancock 


300 


00 


250 


00 


— 


Oiling 


. . 


8,500 


Hancock 


1,000 


00 


500 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. . 


650 


Hancock 


1,000 


00 


300 


00 


— 


Oiling 


, 


. 31,680 


Hancock 


25,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


5,500 


Hinsdale 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. . 


. 5,050 


Hinsdale 


2,550 


00 


500 


00 


750 00 


Gravel 


. . 


. 1,800 


Lanesborough . 


4,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous 


concrete 


3,000 


Lenox 


10,000 


00 


10,000 


00 


— 


Bituminous 


macadam 


. 2,560 


Lenox 


. 10,000 


00 


10,000 


00 


— 


Bituminous 


macadam 


. 2,600 


Monterey- 


5,500 


00 


3,000 


00 


5,500 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


. 2,200 


Mount Washington 


1,500 


00 


500 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. . 


650 


New Marlborough 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. , 


900 


New Marlborough 


6,000 


00 


4,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Gravel and 


tar 


. 18,000 


North Adams . 


15,000 


00 


45,000 


00 


— 


Bituminous 


macadam anc 


1 














reinforced cement concre 


te 1,620 


Otis 


1,000 


00 


500 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




650 


Richmond 


2,500 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,500 00 


Gravel 




. 1,600 


Sandisfield 


4,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


. 


. 2,000 


Savov 


. 15,000 


00 






5.000 00 


Gravel and 


tar 


. 3,350 


Sheffield 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




. 1,225 


Stockbridge 


. 30,000 


00 


30,000 


00 


— 


Bituminous 


macadam 


. 8,300 


Tyringham 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


850 


Washington 


4,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 




. 3,750 



P.D. 54 














53 


Counties and Towns Contributions 




Type of 


Road Length con- 




State 


Town 


County 




tracted for 














(Feet) 


Washington 


$300 00 






— 


Bridge repairs 


_ 


West Stockbridge 


6,000 00 


$3,000 


00 


$3,000 00 


Gravel 


. 


2,500 


Williamstown 


2,000 00 


4,000 


00 


— 


Gravel 


... 


1,625 


Windsor 


1,000 00 


500 


00 


500 00 


Culvert . 


... 


— 


Windsor 


1,000 00 


500 


00 


500 00 


Gravel 


. 


700 


Bristol County 
















Berkley . 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


— 


Repairs and 


oiling . 


29,700 


Berkley . 


5,000 00 


5,000 


00 


5,000 00 


Gravel 




4,700 


Dighton . 


18,000 00 


18,000 


00 


— 


Bituminous 


macadam 


6,500 


Easton 


2,500 00 


2,500 


00 


— 


Repairs and 


oiling . 


6,600 


Freetown 


6,000 00 


2,000 


00 


6,000 00 


Gravel 


. 


4,450 


Freetown 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


— 


Repairs and 


oiling . 


59,136 


Norton 


3,000 00 


1,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


■ • 


2,050 


Norton 


20,000 00 


10,000 


00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


5,750 


Rehoboth 


6,000 00 


6,000 


00 


6,000 00 


Waterbound 


macadam 


3,150 


Swansea . 


900 00 


300 


00 


— 


Bituminous 


macadam 


— 


Westport 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


— 


Bituminous 


macadam 


1,430 


Dukes County 
















Chilmark 


63,000 00 


4,500 


00 


22,500 00 


Bituminous 


concrete 


22,175 


Essex County 
















Andover 


8,500 00 


10,000 


00 


7,000 00 


Reinforced 


cement concrete 2,356 


Andover . 


400,000 00 


75,000 


00 


(Phillips 


Bituminous 


macadam and 




North Andover 








Academv) 


reinforced cement concrete 


24,256 


Beverly . 


7,500 00 


15,000 


00 


7,500 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


3,700 


Boxford . 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 




2,500 


Boxford . 


2,500 00 


2,500 


00 


2,500 00 


Gravel 




2,700 


Boxford . 


40,800 00 


7,200 


00 


24,000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


8,086 


Boxford . 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


— 


Repairs . 




— 


Danvers . 


5,000 00 


5,000 


00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


2,425 


Georgetown 


25,500 00 


4,500 


00 


15,000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


6,447 


Georgetown 


2,000 00 


2.000 


00 


— 


Repairs . 




— 


Groveland 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


— 


Repairs . 




— 


Hamilton 


10,000 00 


10,000 


00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


4,008 


Haverhill 


15,000 00 


30,000 


00 


15,000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


6,521 


Ipswich . 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


— 


Repairs . 




— 


Lawrence 


3,000 00 


6.000 


00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


. 2,340 


Lynnfield 


10,000 00 


10,000 


00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


4,650 


Marblehead 


12,000 00 


12,000 


00 


12,000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


. 4,709 


Merrimac 


10,000 00 


10,000 


00 


10,000 00 


Gravel 


. . 


. 10,900 


Merrimac 


2,500 00 


2,500 


00 


— 


Repairs . 




— 


Methnen 


4,000 00 


5,000 


00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


. 1,800 


Methuen 


4,000 00 


5,000 


00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


. 2,500 


Middleton 


2,500 00 


2,500 


00 


— 


Repairs . 




— 


Middleton 


4,500 00 


4,500 


00 


4,500 00 


Gravel 




. 4,250 


Newbury 


5,500 00 


5,500 


00 


5,000 00 


Bridge and 


approaches 


— 


Newbury 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


— 


Repairs . 


. 


— 


Rockport 


10,000 00 


10,000 


00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


. 4,620 


Rockport 


10,000 00 


10,000 


00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


. 3,900 


Rowley . 


17,000 00 


3,000 


00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


. 4,800 


Rowley 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


— 


Repairs . 


. 


— 


Rowley . 


500 00 


500 


00 


— 


Oiling 




. 11,000 


Salem 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


. 1,505 


Salisbury 


700 00 


700 


00 


— 


Repairs . 




— 


Swampscott 


3.000 00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous 


concrete 


. 3,786 


Topsfield 


1.000 00 


1,000 


00 


— 


Repairs . 




— 


Topsfield 


20,000 00 


3,500 


00 


11,500 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


. 6,000 


Wenham 


3.300 00 


3.300 


00 


3,300 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


. 1,750 


West Newbury 


5,000 00 


5.000 


00 


5,000 00 


Gravel 




. 3,100 


West Newbury 


250 00 


250 


00 


— 


Repairs . 


• 


— 


Franklin Count 


y 














Ashfield 


1,500 00 


1,500 


00 


— 


Gravel 


. 


900 


Ashfield - 


1,500 00 


1,500 


00 


— 


Gravel 


. 


900 


Ashfield 


5,000 00 


1,500 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




. 2,000 


Buckland 


7.000 00 


5,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


. 3,000 


Charlemont 


2.000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




. 1,200 


Charlemont 


1,000 00 






— 


Repairs . 


. . 


. 6,920 


Charlemont 


2.000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 


800 


Colrain 


2,000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


, 


. 1,700 


Conway 


3.000 00 


2,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




. 2,400 


Deerfield 


4.000 00 


3,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


. 1,750 


Erving 


3.000 00 


2,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


. 2,032 


Gill 


2,000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




. 1,650 


Greenfield 


. 20,000 00 


20,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


4,945 


Hawley . 


1.400 00 


700 


00 


700 00 


Gravel 




. 1,500 


Hawley . 


1,400 00 


700 


00 


700 00 


Gravel 


. . 


900 


Heath 


2,000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


. 


. 1,500 


Leverett 


1.000 00 


500 


00 


500 00 


Gravel 


. 


. 4,200 


Leyden 


2.000 00 


1.000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




. 1,400 


Monroe . 


2,000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




. 1,000 


Montague 


. 20,000 00 


20,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


. 11,918 


New Salem 


2,000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 




. 2,200 


New Salem 


3,000 00 


1,500 


00 


1,500 00 


Repairs anc 


oiling . 


. 17,600 


Northfield 


4,000 00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous 


macadam 


. 2,950 



54 

Counties and Towns 



Orange . 

Orange 

Orange 

Rowe 

Shelburne 

Shutesbury 

Sunderland 

Warwick 

Warwick 

Wendell 

Wendell 

Whately 



Hampden County 
Agawam 
Agawam 
Blandford 

Blandford 

Brimfield 

Chester . 

Chester 

Chester . 

Chester . 

Chicopee 

East Longmeadow 

Granville 

Hampden 

Hampden 

Holland . 

Holland . 

Ludlow 

Springfield 

Ludlow 

Monson . 

Montgomery 

Palmer 

Palmer 

Russell 

Southwick 

Springfield 

Tolland . 

Tolland . 

Wales 

Wales 

West Springfield 

Westfield 

Westfield 

W T estfield 

Westfield 

Wilbraham 

Hampshire County 
Amherst 
Belchertown 
Belchertown 
Chesterfield 
Chesterfield 
Chesterfield 
Chesterfield 
Cummington 
Easthampton 
Enfield 
Enfield 
Goshen 
Goshen 
Granby 
Granby 
Greenwich 
Hatfield . 
Huntington 
Huntington 
Middlefield 
Middlefield 
Middlefield 
Middlefield 
Middlefield 
Northampton 
Northampton 
Pelham . 
Pelham . 
Plainfield 
South Hadley 
South Hadley 
South Hadley 
Ware " . 



State 

$1,000 
1,000 
700 
2,000 
2,000 
2,000 
2,000 
2,000 
1,200 
3,000 
1,500 

19,000 



Contributions 
Town 



Type of Road 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



15,000 00 

1,250 00 

20,500 00 

2,000 00 



1,500 

5,000 

1,500 

1,000 

3,500 

20,000 

2,500 

5,500 

5,600 

250 

466 

5,200 

25,000 

1,600 
3,000 
2,500 
4.500 

10,000 
1,500 

22,500 

700 

4,000 

1,000 

500 

3,000 

10,000 
4,500 
3,300 
2,000 
2,000 
4,000 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



$1,000 
1,000 
700 
1,000 
2,000 
1,000 
1,000 
1,000 
1,200 
2,000 
1,500 
3,500 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



15,000 00 
2,500 00 
4,500 00 



1,000 

900 

1,000 

200 

500 

1,000 

40,000 

2,500 

3,000 

2,800 

466 

1,200 

31,250 

43,750 

1,600 

2,000 

750 

5,000 

10,000 

1,500 

15,000 

700 

2,000 

500 

500 

1,500 

10,000 

5,500 



00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



2,000 00 
2,000 00 
4,000 00 



10,000 


00 


10,000 


00 


800 


00 






4,500 


00 


1,500 


00 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 






1,500 


00 


500 


00 


3,000 


00 


1,500 


00 


9,600 


00 


9,600 


00 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


3,200 


00 






1,000 


00 


500 


00 


1,000 


00 


500 


00 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


4,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


3,500 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


6,000 


00 


500 


00 


1,000 


00 


500 


00 


200 


00 


100 


00 


800 


00 


300 


00 


700 


00 






2,000 


00 


500 


00 


1,000 


00 






2,000 


00 


6,000 


00 


'5,000 


00 


5,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


500 


00 


6,800 


00 


1,200 


00 


9,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


20,000 


00 


10,000 


00 


1,800 


00 


1,800 


00 


1,000 


00 


1.000 


00 


4,000 


00 


2,000 


00 



County 

$500 00 Gravel . 

500 00 Repairs and oiling . 

- Repairs and oiling . 
1,000 00 Gravel . 

1,000 00 Gravel . 

1,000 00 Gravel . 

1,000 00 Gravel . 

1,000 00 Gravel . 

- Bridge and approaches 
1,000 00 Gravel . 

- Oiling 

3,500 00 Bituminous macadam 



15,000 00 Bituminous macaiTam 

1,250 00 Bituminous macadam 

20,500 00 Bridge and approaches 

2,000 00 S g<; pair . s and oilin f • 

' ( Bituminous macadam 

1,500 00 Repairs and oiling . 

5,000 00 Gravel . 

1,500 01) Gravel . 

1,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

3,500 00 Gravel . 

20,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

2,500 00 Gravel . 

5,500 00 Gravel . 

5,600 00 Bituminous macadam 

2 50 00 Bituminous macadam 

466 00 Repairs and oiling 

5,200 00 Gravel . 

25,000 00 Bridge . 

1,600 00 Gravel . 

3,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

2,500 00 Gravel . 

4,500 00 Gravel . 

10,000 00 Gravel . 

1,500 00 Gravel . 

22,500 00 Bituminous macadam 

700 00 Bituminous macadam 

4,000 00 Gravel . 

1,000 00 Gravel . 

500 00 Repairs and oiling 

3,000 00 Gravel . 

10,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

4,500 00 Gravel . 

— Reinforced cement concrete 

2,000 00 Gravel . 

2,000 00 Gravel . 

4,000 00 Bituminous macadam 



P.D. 54 

Length con- 
tracted for 
(Feet) 



10,000 00 Bridge and approaches 

500 00 Repairs and oiling . 

1,500 00 Bituminous macadam 

1,000 00 Gravel 

1,000 00 Gravel 

— Gravel 
1,000 00 Gravel 
1,500 00 Gravel 
4,300 00 Bituminous macadam 
1,000 00 Repairs and oiling 

500 00 Repairs and oiling 

500 00 Gravel . 

500 00 Gravel . 

1,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

2,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

1,500 00 Repairs and oiling . 

2,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

1,500 00 Gravel 

500 00 Gravel 

200 00 Gravel 

500 00 Gravel 

300 00 Gravel 

800 00 Gravel 

— Grading . 
2,000 00 Bituminous macadam 
3,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

500 00 Gravel . 

4,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

3,000 00 Gravel . 

10,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

1,800 00 B'tum'nous macadam 

1,000 00 Bituminous macadam 

2,000 00 Repairs . 



1,600 
6,600 
7,313 
1,500 
1,800 
1,500 
1,600 
1,400 

1,800 

11,088 

5,y4Y 



15.756 

3.500 

1.200 

900 

350 

988 

1.475 

2.880 

8.448 

22.704 

775 

800 

1.000 

2.200 

26.400 

1.200 

1.950 

650 

750 

550 

700 

700 

350 

2,200 

4,200 

1,300 

2,300 

2,100 

6,000 

1,050 

750 

11.101 



P.D. 54 

Counties and Towns 



State 

$1,500 00 
1,000 00 
3,000 00 



Westhampton . 
Worthington 

Worthington . 

Middlesex County 

Acton . . . 3,000 

Acton . . . 3,000 

Acton . . . 1,500 

Arlington . . 10,000 

Ashby . . . 1,000 

Ashland . . . 2,000 

Ashland . . . 1,000 

Ashland . . . 1,000 

Ayer . . . 11,700 

Ayer ... 800 



Contributions 
Town 

$750 00 

500 00 

1,500 00 



County 



Type of Road 



$750 00 Gravel 

500 00 Gravel 

1,500 00 Gravel 



55 

Length con- 
tracted for 
(Feet) 

500 

500 

. 1,300 



Ayer 

Ayer 

Bedford 

Bedford 

Bedford 

Bedford 

Billerica 

Billerica 

Billerica 

Billerica 

Boxborough 

Boxborough 

Boxborough 

Burlington 

Burlington 

Burlington 

Burlington 

Carlisle . 

Carlisle . 

Carlisle . 

Chelmsford 

Chelmsford 

Chelmsford 

Chelmsford 

Concord . 

Concord . 

Concord . 

Dracut . 

Dunstable 

Dunstable 

Framingham 

Framingham 

Framingham 

Groton 

Groton 

Groton 

Holliston 

Holliston 

Hopkinton 

Hopkinton 

Hudson . 

Hudson . 

Lexington 

Lexington 

Lincoln . 

Littleton 

Littleton 

Littleton 

Lowell 

Lowell 

Marlborough 

Marlborough 

Natick 

Natick 

North Reading 

North Reading 

Pepperell 

Pepperell 

Reading 

Sherborn 

Sberborn 

Sherborn 

Sherborn 

Stoneham 

Stow 

Sudbury 

Tewksbury 

Tewksbury 

Tewksbury 



1,000 
1,500 
2,000 
1,000 
1,500 
1,000 
1,500 
2,000 
1.000 
2,000 
1,000 
400 
850 
7,400 
2,000 
1,333 
666 
1,500 
1,600 
2,500 
4,000 
1,000 
4,000 
1,000 
8,000 
9,500 
500 
3,000 
2,000 
1,750 
6,000 
4,000 
7,500 
8,500 
3,000 
3,000 
1,666 
1,500 
4,000 
2,000 
9,000 
6,000 
20,000 
1,000 
1,000 
1,800 
1,000 
2,000 
1,500 
7,000 
3,000 
10,500 
4,500 
12,000 
2,500 
2,500 
5,000 
3,000 
3,000 
2,000 
9,160 
840 
2,000 
26,000 
1,500 
4,000 
7,500 
1.000 
3,500 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

00 

00 
00 
00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 



3,000 00 

3,000 00 

1,500 00 

10,000 00 

500 00 



2,000 

4,500 

1,000 

11,700 

800 

1,000 
6,500 
2,000 
1,000 
1,500 
500 
1,500 
2,000 
1,000 
2,000 
500 
200 
850 
3,700 
2,000 
1,333 
666 
1,500 
800 
2,500 
4,000 
1,000 
4,000 
1,000 
8,000 
9,500 
600 
3,000 
1,000 
1,750 
12,000 
8,000 
15,000 
8,500 
3,000 
3,000 
1,666 
1,500 
2,000 
2,000 
9,000 
6,000 
25,000 
1,000 
1,000 
1,800 
1,000 
1,000 
1,500 
7,000 
3,000 
10,500 
4,500 
12,000 
2,500 
2,500 
5,000 
3,000 
3,000 
2,000 
4,580 
420 
1,000 
26,000 
1,500 
4,000 
1,500 
1,000 
3,500 



00 

00 
00 
00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 

00 



3,000 00 Gravel .... 4,300 

3,000 00 Gravel .... 4,870 

1,500 00 Repairs and oiling . . 65,472 

10,000 00 Reinforced cement concrete 2,800 

1,000 00 Repairs and oiling . . 17,952 

2 000 00 / Bituminous macadam - 950 

' \ Repairs and oiling . . 15,312 

1,000 00 Bridge .... 

1,000 00 Gravel .... 2,000 

11,700 00 Gravel . . . . 15,250 

oaa aa J Repairs and oiling . . 6,500 

s , * 00 00 1 Gravel .... 250 

1,000 00 Grading . . . 1,000 

1,500 00 Bituminous macadam . 635 

2,000 00 Bituminous macadam . 1,600 

1,000 00 Gravel .... 1,500 

1,500 00 Repairs and oiling . . 41,712 

1,000 00 Repairs and oiling . . 10,000 

1,500 00 Gravel .... 3,500 

2,000 00 Repairs and oiling . . 14,100 

1,000 00 Gravel .... 1,800 

2,000 00 Repairs and oiling . . 30,624 

1,000 00 Gravel .... 930 

400 00 Gravel .... 610 

850 00 Repairs and oiling . . 30,624 

7,400 00 Bituminous macadam . 3,700 

1,000 00 Repairs and oiling . . 44,880 

1,333 00 Gravel .... 2,000 

666 00 Gravel .... 1,000 

1,500 00 Repairs and oiling . . 60,192 

1,600 00 Gravel .... 2,000 

2,500 00 Gravel .... 4,183 

4,000 00 Bituminous macadam - 680 

1,000 00 Gravel .... 1,800 

4,000 00 Bituminous macadam . 2,825 

1,000 00 Gravel .... 8,976 

8,000 00 Bituminous macadam . 4,861 

9,500 00 Bituminous macadam . 3,352 

500 00 Bituminous macadam . 1,000 

3,000 00 Gravel .... 2,800 

2,000 00 Gravel .... 2,500 

1,750 00 Repairs and oiling . . 43,824 

6,000 00 Bituminous macadam . 4,580 

4,000 00 Gravel .... 10,850 

7,500 00 Bituminous macadam . 7,500 

8,500 00 Bituminous macadam . 2,000 

3,000 00 Gravel .... 3,500 . 

3,000 00 Repairs and oiling . . 27,984 

1,666 00 Gravel .... 2,200 

1,500 00 Repairs and oiling . . 39,600 

4,000 00 Bituminous macadam . 1,800 

2,000 00 Repairs and oiling . . 60,192 

9,000 00 Reinforced cement concrete 1,930 

6,000 00 Bridge and approaches . — 

20,000 00 Bituminous macadam . 5,430 

1,000 00 Repairs and oiling . . 18,000 

1,000 00 Repairs and oiling . . 36,960 

1,800 00 Repairs and oiling . . 42,768 

1,000 00 Gravel .... 1,400 

2,000 00 Gravel .... 1,100 

1,500 00 Bituminous macadam . 650 

— Bituminous macadam . 2,000 

3,000 00 Gravel .... 3,000 

10,500 00 Bituminous macadam . 3,655 

4,500 00 Gravel .... 4,250 

12,000 00 Reinforced cement concrete 1,950 

2,500 00 Bituminous macadam . 2,000 

2,500 00 Repairs and oiling . . 49,104 

5,000 00 Repairs and oiling . . 60,19 2 

3,000 00 Gravel .... 3,500 

3,000 00 Bituminous macadam . 2,000 

2,000 00 Repairs and oiling . . 66,528 

9,160 00 Bituminous macadam . 4,800 

840 00 Gravel .... 1,500 

2,000 00 Gravel .... 3,000 

26,000 00 Reinforced cement concrete 4,935 

1,500 00 Repairs and oiling . . 41,184 

4,000 00 Repairs and oiling . . 79,728 

7,500 00 Bituminous macadam . 3,224 

1,000 00 Repairs and oiling . . 12,144 

3,500 00 Bituminous macadam . 2,600 



56 

Counties and Towns Contributions 

State Town 



County 



Tewksbury . . $2,000 00 

Townsend . . 512 12 

Tyngsborough . . 2,000 00 

Tyngsborough . . 2,000 00 

Tyngsborough . . 1,500 00 

Waltham . . 7,500 00 

Watertown . . 5,000 00 

Wayland . . 1,581 22 

Westford . . 5,000 00 

Westford . . 4,000 00 

Westford . . 3,000 00 

Westford . . 2,500 00 

Westford . . 1,000 00 

Weston . . . 15,000 00 

Wilmington . . 4,500 00 



Wilmington . . 2,000 00 

Woburn . . 3,500 00 

Woburn . . 3,500 00 

Nantucket County 

Nantucket . . 10,000 00 

Norfolk County 

Avon . . . 8,000 00 

Bellingham . . 2,650 00 

Bellingham . . 7,000 00 

Canton . . . 9,000 00 

Dover . . . 3,000 00 

Dover . . . 15,000 00 

Needham 

Foxborough . . 15,000 00 

Foxborough . . 2,000 00 

Franklin . . 4,000 00 

Franklin . . 8,000 00 

Holbrook . . 7,000 00 

Medfield . . 10,000 00 

Medway . . . 5,000 00 

Medway ... 600 00 

Medway . . . 2,000 00 

Medway . . . 211 40 

Millis . . . 7,000 00 

Millis . . . 4,250 00 

Millis ... 750 00 

Norfolk . . . 2,700 00 

Norfolk . . . 1,000 00 

Norfolk . . . 3,300 00 

Sharon . . . 5,000 00 

Sharon . . . 5,000 00 

Stoughton . . 6,000 00 

Stoughton . . 1,000 00 

Westwood . . 12,000 00 

Wrentham . . 2,000 00 

Plymouth County 

Bridgewater . . 3,000 00 

Carver . . . 4,000 00 

Halifax . . . 31,100 00 



Hanover . 

Hanson . 

Hingham 

Lakeville 

Lakeville 

Marshfield 

Middleborough 

Middleborough 

Pembroke 

Plympton 

Rochester 

Rochester 

Wareham 

West Bridgewater 

West Bridgewater 



2,000 
10,000 
17,000 

1,500 
15,000 
20,000 

5,000 

5,000 
12,000 

3,500 
12,000 

4,500 
11,500 

3,000 

6,000 



$2,000 
3,487 
1,000 
1,000 
1,500 

15,000 

10,000 
4,000 
5,000 
4,000 
3,000 
2,500 
1,000 

15,000 
2,750 



00 
88 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



$2,000 
2,000 
2,000 
2,000 
1,500 
7,500 
5,000 
2,000 
5,000 
4,000 
3,000 
2,500 
1,000 

15,000 
4,500 



2,000 00 
7,500 00 
7,500 00 



10,000 00 



8,000 00 

1,325 00 

3,500 00 

(in conjunction 

9,000 00 

3,000 00 

15,000 00 

15,000 00 

15,000 00 

2,000 00 

4,000 00 

8,000 00 

7,000 00 

5,000 00 

5,000 00 

600 00 

2,000 00 

211 40 

7,000 00 

4,250 00 

750 00 

900 00 

1,000 00 

1,100 00 

5,000 00 

5,000 00 

6,000 00 

1,000 00 

12,000 00 

2,000 00 



2,000 00 

2,000 00 

10,000 00 



Worcester County 
Ashburnham . . 1,200 

Athol . . . 4,500 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



00 
00 



5,000 
17,000 

2,000 

7,500 
10,000 

7,500 

6,000 
1,000 
6,000 
4,500 
12,500 
1,500 
3,000 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



Barre . . . 1,200 00 

Berlin . . . 5,500 00 

Berlin . . . 2,000 00 

Blackstofie . . 2,000 00 



750 00 

7,000 00 

1.200 00 

3.500 00 

1,000 00 

2,000 00 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



2,000 00 
3,500 00 
3,500 00 



Type of Road 



Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling . 

Repairs and oiling . 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling . 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 



Bituminous concrete 



P.D. 54 

Length con- 
tracted for 
(Feet) 



4,000 

30,888 

2,300 

2,500 

48,576 

3,234 

2,608 

38,544 

84,480 

6,410 

2,500 

5,000 

2,000 

4,450 

19,536 

702 

3,000 

2,000 

2,050 

2,500 



3,970 



8,000 00 

1,325 00 

3,500 00 

with town of 

9,000 00 
3,000 

15,000 



00 

00 



15,000 00 



4,000 
8,000 
7,000 
5,000 
5,000 
600 
2,000 

7,000 
4,250 
750 
1,800 
1,000 
2,200 
5,000 
5,000 
6,000 
1,000 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



12,000 00 
2,000 00 1 

2,000 00 

10,700 00 

2,000 00 

5,000 00 

17,000 00 

7,500 00 

10,000 00 

5,000 00 

6,000 00 
2,500 00 
6,000 00 

7,500 00 
1,500 00 
3,000 00 



1,050 00 

4,500 00 

1,200 00 

5,500 00 

2,000 00 

2.000 00 



Bituminous macadam 
Repairs and oiling . 
Bridge and approaches 
Mendon — See Worcester 
Bituminous macadam 
Bituminous macadam 

Bridge and approaches 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs . 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Culvert repairs 

Bridge and approaches 

Repairs . 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling . 

Grading 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Grading . 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 



Gravel 

Bituminous 

Bituminous 

Oiling 

Bridge and 

Bituminous 

Bituminous 

Gravel 

Bituminous 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Bituminous 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Bituminous 

Bituminous 

Bituminous 



concrete 
concrete 

approach 
macadam 
macadam 

macadam 



macadam 



concrete 
concrete 
macadam 



3,490 
23,700 

County) 
4,700 
1,664 



5,950 

3,900 
8,100 
2,626 
2,450 
1,300 



2,960 
3,850 

850 
1,952 
21,648 
1,700 
3,525 
2,433 
1,066 

450 
5,455 
4,835 
2,125 



3,200 

3,000 

12,750 

7,850 

4,753 
8,630 
2,914 
4,362 

17,955 
9,000 
3,000 
3,200 
2,666 

10,500 
5,315 
5,900 
1,242 
3,493 



Repairs and oiling . 

Rein, cement concrete and 

bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 



18,000 

1,600 
11,088 

3,400 
36,432 

1,500 



P.D. 54 



57 



Counties and Towns Contributions 






Type of Road Length con- 




State 


Town 




County 


tracted for 














(Feet) 


Bolton . 


. $5,000 00 


$1,000 


00 


$5,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,000 


Boylston 


150 00 


_ 




150 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


340 


Boylston 


1,000 00 


500 


00 


1,000 


00 


Repairs and oiling . 


37,658 


Brookfield 


2,000 00 


1,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


Gravel .... 


1,700 


Brookfield 


4,000 00 


2,000 


00 


4,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,590 


Charlton 


8,000 00 


4,000 


00 


8,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,300 


Dana 


2,500 00 


1,000 


00 


2,500 


00 


Repairs and oiling . 


50,424 


Dana 


2,500 00 


1,000 


00 


2,500 


00 


Gravel .... 


1,750 


Gardner 


5,000 00 


10,000 


00 


5,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,800 


Gardner 


1,000 00 


2,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


Drainage 


- 


Hardwick 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 


00 


/ Grading .... 
\ Bituminous macadam 


1,800 
1,200 


Harvard 


. 42,500 00 


7,500 


00 


25,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


11,662 


Harvard 


1,000 00 


500 


00 


1,000 


00 


Repairs and oiling . 


17,150 


Holden 


7,000 00 


6,000 


00 


8,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,319 


Hubbardston 


4,000 00 


2,000 


00 


4,000 


00 


Gravel .... 


1,150 


Hubbardston . 


1,000 00 


500 


00 


1,000 


00 


Repairs and oiling . 


42,240 


Leicester 


4,500 00 


4,500 


00 


4,500 


00 


Gravel .... 


2,750 


Leicester 


4,500 00 


4,500 


00 


4,500 


00 


Gravel .... 


3,000 


Lunenburg 


. 40,000 00 


6,000 


00 


20,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,095 


Mendon 


2,200 00 


1,000 


00 


2,200 


00 


Gravel .... 


1,850 


Mendon 


2,500 00 


1,000 


00 


2,500 


00 


Bridge and approaches 


— 






(in conjunction with town of Bellingham — see Norfolk 


County) 


Mendon 


1,000 00 


500 


00 


1,000 


00 


Repairs and oiling . 


29,040 


Millbury 


. 15,000 00 


18,000 


00 


12,000 


00 


Reinforced cement concrete 


2,376 


Millville 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 


00 


Gravel . . . • 


1,900 


New Braintree 


500 00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


Repairs and oiling . 


22,704 


New Braintree 


3,000 00 


1,500 


00 


3,000 


00 


Gravel . 


2,550 


North Brookfield 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


Gravel 


2,000 


Oakham 


3,000 00 


1,900 


00 


3,000 


00 


Gravel 


2,200 


Oakham . 


500 00 






500 


00 


Gravel 


_ 


Oxford . 


5,000 00 


5,000 


00 


5,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,200 


Paxton . 


1,200 00 


600 


00 


1,200 


00 


Repairs and oiling . 


15,840 


Paxton 


2,000 00 


1,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


/Grading 
\ Gravel 


950 
980 


Paxton . 


1,000 00 


500 


00 






Gravel 


- 


Petersham 


9,500 00 


5,500 


00 


9,500 


00 


f Culvert . 
\ Gravel 


none 
. 4 862 


Phillipston 


. 10,500 00 


2,500 


00 


10,500 


00 


Gravel 


4,812 


Princeton 


4,000 00 


2,000 


00 


4,000 


00 


Gravel 


2,100 


Princeton 


1,200 00 


400 


00 


1,200 


00 


Repairs and oiling . 


22,704 


Princeton 


400 00 


200 


00 


400 


00 


Repairs and oiling . 


4,300 


Royalston 


9,250 00 


4,000 


00 


9,250 


00 


Bridge and approaches 


_ 


Royalston 


500 00 


500 


00 


500 


00 


Gravel 


'. 500 


Rutland . 


4,000 00 


2,000 


00 


4,000 


00 


Gravel 


. 24,575 


Shrewsbury 


8,000 00 


8,000 


00 


8,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 3,792 


Spencer . 


5,800 00 


5,000 


00 


5,800 


00 


Gravel 


. 3,950 


Sterling . 


1,600 00 


400 


00 


1,600 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 25,892 


Sterling . 


. 14,000 00 


7,000 


00 


14,000 


00 


Gravel 


. 4,885 


Sterling . 


600 00 


300 


00 


600 


00 


Repairs and oiling . 


800 


Sutton 


4,000 00 






4,000 


00 


f Concrete structures 
\ Bituminous macadam 


100 


Templeton 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 1,399 


Templeton 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


Repairs and oiling . 


. 14,256 


Templeton 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


Gravel 


. 12,672 


Upton 
Warren . 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


1,000 


00 


Bridge 


_ 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


3,000 


00 


Gravel 


". 2,400 


West Boylston 


. 10,000 00 


10,000 


00 


10,000 


00 


Gravel 


. 7,250 


West Brookfield 


2,000 00 


1,000 


00 


2,000 


00 


Gravel 


. 1,750 


Westborough 


. 10,000 00 


10,000 


00 


10,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 5,650 


West borough . 


. 10,000 00 


9,000 


00 


11,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 4,300 


Westminster 


2,000 00 


800 


00 


2,000 


00 


Repairs and oiling . 


. 23,831 


Westminster 


3,000 00 


1,500 


00 


3,000 


00 


Gravel 


. 2,400 


Westminster 


3,000 00 


1,500 


00 


3,000 


00 


Gravel 


. 2,500 


Winchendon 


. 20,000 00 


20,000 


00 


20,000 


00 


Gravel 


. 11,690 



Expenditures for Construction of Town and County Ways 
The expenditures during the year in various Counties were : — 

Barnstable, $19,984.36 Hampshire, $149,945.18 

Berkshire, $254,651.80 Middlesex, $445,000.44 

Bristol, $75,428.22 Nantucket, $10,756.50 

Dukes, $69,927.48 Norfolk, $162,440.53 

Essex, $352,772.60. Plymouth, $181,123.74 

Franklin, $162,128.25 Worcester, $365,862.56 

Hampden, $216,827.46 Total, $2,466,849.12 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 
Barnstable County. — Dennis, $12,962.50; Provincetown, $7,021.86. 
Berkshire County. — Adams, $7,679.22; Alford, $1,241.25; Becket, $3,971.98; 



58 P.D. 54 

Cheshire, $17,048.29; Clarksburg, $1,241.25; Egremont, $4,282.24; Florida, 
$4,964.90; Great Barrington, $12,361.47; Hancock, $32,600.59; Hinsdale, $3,- 
258.16; Lanesborough, $4,964.75; Lenox, $14,200.52; Monterey, $6,826.82; 
Mount Washington, $1,861.83; New Marlborough, $8,688.65; North Adams, 
$30,481.95; Otis, $7,486.31; Peru, $15,426.49; Richmond, $3,102.93; Sandisfield, 
$4,964.90; Savoy, $18,187.06; Sheffield, $2,482.50; Stockbridge, $26,289.87; 
Tyringham, $2,480.36; Washington, $5,336.40; West Stockbridge, $7,447.35; Wil- 
liamstown, $3,291.26; Windsor, $2,482.50. 

Bristol County. — Berkley, $7,501.20; Dighton, $18,093.78; Easton, $3,990.10; 
Freetown, $8,330.42; Norton, $19,660.49; Rehoboth, $7,148.85; Taunton, $6,- 
979.68; Westport, $3,723.70. 

Dukes County. — Chilmark, $63,916.02; West Tisbury, $6,011.46. 

Essex County. — Amesbury, $3,528.57; Andover, $104,344.49; Beverly, $10,- 
057.29; Boxford, $31,627.29; Danvers, $5,610.26; Essex, $12,871.11; George- 
town, $19,075.13; Hamilton, $12,125.85; Haverhill, $15,349.82; Lawrence, $3,- 
723.70; Lynnfield, $10,328.37; Marblehead, $10,336.68; Merrimac, $10,413.79; 
Methuen, $9,929.85; Middleton, $5,585.53; Newbury, $6,687.54; North Andover, 
$11,151.10; Rockport, $21,649.59; Rowley, $19,150.56; Salem, $3,701.68; Salis- 
bury, $581.44; Swampscott, $3,586.80; Topsfield, $15,448.58; Wenham, $2,984.64; 
West Newbury, $2,922.94. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $15,713.14; Charlemont, $6,195.32; Colrain, $2,- 
482.45; Conway, $4,413.41; Deerfield, $4,964.95; Erving, $3,346.70; Gill, 
$6,788.88; Greenfield, $20,068.50; Hawley, $3,475.47; Heath, $2,482.45; Leverett, 
$1,241.25; Leyden, $2,482.45; Monroe, $2,482.45; Montague, $23,271.12; New 
Salem, $6,206.15; Northfield, $4,964.36; Orange, $3,351.31; Rowe, $2,482.45; 
Shelburne, $2,482.43; Shutesbury, $2,481.34; Sunderland, $2,482.45; Warwick, 
$10,940.05; Wendell, $5,585.53; Whately, $21,743.64. 

Hampden County. — Agawam, $22,849.91; Blandford, $23,427.34; Chester, $13,- 
536.92; Chicopee, $17,389.74; East Longmeadow, $3,103.07; Granville, $6,826.77; 
Hampden, $7,261.20; Holland, $5,636.00; Holyoke, $15,448.92; Ludlow, $9,336.01; 
Monson, $3,199.24; Montgomery, $3,103.07; Palmer, $8,845.82; Russell, $1,- 
861.82; Southwick, $24,404.76; Springfield, $5,652.40; Tolland, $6,206.15; Wales, 
$3,362.54; Westfield, $19,433.91; West Springfield, $10,976.92; Wilbraham, 
$4,964.95. 

Hampshire County. — Amherst, $9,528.47; Belchertown, $6,577.53; Chester- 
field, $6,505.91; Cummington, $4,618.25; Easthampton, $11,077.99; Enfield, $6,- 
454.38; Goshen, $3,831.61; Granbv, $7,447.45; Greenwich, $4,344.32; Hatfield, 
$2,481.95; Huntington, $8,688.01 ; Middlefield, $6,230.94; Northampton, $8,681.57; 
Pelham, $8,322.18; Plainfield, $13,127.78; South Hadley, $20,214.56; Ware, $4,- 
964.95; Westhampton, $1,861.83; Williamsburg, $518.94; Worthington, $14,466.56. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $10,298.86; Arlington, $9,156.46; Ashby, $1,241.20; 
Ashland, $3,227.19; Ayer, $12,741.00; Bedford, $4,344.32; Billerica, $8,068.02: 
Boxborough, $2,792.76; Burlington, $14,148.82; Carlisle, $5,940.02; Chelmsford, 
$11,144.08; Concord, $21,250.09; Dracut, $3,723.70; Dunstable, $4,654.64; Fram- 
ingham, $21,410.78: Groton, $19,669.95; Holliston, $4,930.15; Hookinton, $7,- 
447.40; Hudson, $15,027.28; Lexington, $27,416.50; Lincoln, $1,241.20; Little- 
ton, $5,957.92; Lowell, $6,206.15; Marlborough, $15,524.05; Natick, $16,113.46; 
Newton, $750.67; North Reading, $6,206.15; Pepperell, $13,524.65; Reading, 
$3,669.91; Sherborn, $17,802.85; Stoneham, $29,391.77; Stow, $1,861.83; Sud- 
bury, $4,964.95; Tewksbury, $12,888.73; Townsend, $6,157.91; Tyngsborough, 
$4,344.32; Wakefield, $990.22; Waltham, $6,621.29; Watertown, $13,930.06; Way- 
land, $4,150.56; Westford, $19,100.90; Weston, $22,773.14; Wilmington, $10,- 
550.48; Winchester, $3,864.99; Woburn, $7,779.06. 

Nantucket County. — Nantucket, $10,756.50. 

Norfolk County. — Avon, $6,710.54; Bellingham, $9,440.72; Canton, $10,546.28; 
Dover, $5,404.11; Foxborough, $13,146.87; Franklin, $15,714.67; Holbrook, $11,- 
449.18; Medfield, $10,705.84; Medway, $14,023.71; Millis, $13,281.55; Needham, 
$7,403.93; Norfolk, $9,596.50; Sharon, $11,885.35; Stoughton, $6,463.41; Welles- 
ley, $750.67; Westwood, $13,584.87; Wrentham, $2,332.33. 

Plymouth County. — Bridgewater, $3,723.70; Carver, $4,964.95; Halifax, $38,- 



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602.31; Hanover, $1,430.07; Hanson, $9,946.55; Hingham, $30,449.62; Lakeville, 
$18,098.80; Marshfield, $15,243.12; Middleborough, $7,912.99; Pembroke, $11,- 
069.42; Plympton, $4,344.27; Rochester, $14,172.88; Wareham, $10,145.16; West 
Bridgewater, $11,019.90. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $1,489.48; Athol, $6,793.19; Barre, $1,- 
489.48; Berlin, $11,735.49; Blackstone, $824.70; Bolton, $6,615.81; Boylston, 
$9,698.01; Brookfield, $5,192.30; Charlton, $7,401.79; Clinton, $2,525.06; Dana, 
$6,206.15; Gardner, $6,844.53; Hardwick, $3,614.40; Harvard, $33,491.50; Holden, 
$4,075.16; Hubbardston, $1,293.62; Lancaster, $4,662.03; Leicester, $5,927.67; 
Lunenburg, $49,082.93; Mendon, $5,794.31; Milford, $2,114.40; Millbury, $12,- 
136.66; Millville, $3,246.60; New Braintree, $3,599.38; North Brookfield, $1,- 
725.77; Oakham, $4,287.57; Oxford, $11,128.65; Paxton, $3,210.90; Petersham, 
$5,664.81; Phillipston, $14,487.16; Princeton, $5,992.97; Royalston, $9,560.28; 
Rutland, $4,964.95; Shrewsbury, $9,631.85; Spencer, $5,695.31; Sterling, $12,- 
575.73; Sutton, $4,701.62; Templeton, $5,506.22; Upton, $162.23; Warren, $4,- 
367.61; West Boylston, $9,877.03; West Brookfield, $2,045.96; Westborough, 
$26,589.18; Westminster, $9,577.36; Winchendon, $18,254.75. 



Repair and Improvement of Public Ways, Exclusive of State Highways, 

in Certain Towns 

(Sections 26 to 29 and 31 of chapter*^, General Laws, as amended with reference 

to section 26 by section 1 of chapter 120, Acts of 1922, by chapter 315, Acts 

of 1926, and by chapter 171, Acts of 1930.) 

During the year the Department contracted for work to be done in the towns 

named in the following table, which also shows the road mileage in the towns 

and the allotments or contributions by the State and towns : — 

Miles 
of Allotments 

Counties and Towns Road State Town 

Barnstable County: 

Brewster 40 $4,000 00 $4,000 00 

Dennis 80 8,000 00 8,000 00 

Eastham 41 4,100 00 3,075 00 

Mashpee 27 2,700 00 2,025 00 

Sandwich 67 6,700 00 5,025 00 

Truro 28 2,800 00 2,100 00 

Wellfleet 35 3,500 00 3,500 00 

Berkshire County: 

Alford 20 2,000 00 800 00 

Becket 58 5,800 00 2,320 00 

Cheshire 42 4,200 00 4,200 00 

Egremont 32 3,200 00 2,400 00 

Florida 43 4,300 00 3,225 00 

Hancock 30 3,000 00 1,500 00 

Hinsdale 35 3,500 00 2,625 00 

Lanesborough 39 3,900 00 2,925 00 

Monterey 53 5,300 00 2,120 00 

Mount Washington 20 2,000 00 500 00 

New Ashford 9 900 00 360 00 

New Marlborough 85 8,500 00 3,400 00 

Otis 48 4,800 00 1,200 00 

Peru 37 3,700 00 555 00 

Richmond 34 3,400 00 1,700 00 

Sandisfield 79 7,900 00 1,185 00 

Savoy • 56 5,600 00 840 00 

Sheffield 77 7,700 00 3,850 00 

Tyringham 25 2,500 00 1,250 00 



60 P.D. 54 

Miles 
of 

Counties and Towns Road 

Washington .51 

West Stockbridge 36 

Windsor 66 

Bristol County: 

Berkley 42 

Freetown 47 

Norton 55 

Raynham 45 

Rehoboth 109 

Swansea 54 

Dukes County: 

Chilmark 14 

West Tisbury 13 

Essex County: 

Boxford 52 

Essex 21 

Georgetown 34 

Groveland 29 

Merrimac 31 

Middleton 30 

Newbury 36 

Rowley 31 

Topsfield 38 

West Newbury 37 

Franklin County: 

Ashfield 83 

Bernardston 40 

Buckland 45 

Charlemont 49 

Colrain 84 

Conway 75 

Gill 36 

Hawley 49 

Heath 53 

Leverett 38 

Leyden 40 

Monroe 18 

Northfield .66 

New Salem 64 

Rowe 41 

Shelburne 48 

Shutesbury 40 

Sunderland 34 

Warwick 55 

Wendell 48 

Whately 40 

Hampden County: 

Blandford 83 

Brimfield 59 

Chester 66 

Granville 73 

Hampden 34 

Holland 30 

Montgomery 27 

Southwick 50 



Allotments 


State 


Town 


$5,100 00 


$765 00 


3,600 00 


2,700 00 


6,600 00 


990 00 


4,200 00 


2,100 00 


4,700 00 


4,700 00 


5,500 00 


6,875 00 


4,500 00 


4,500 00 


10,900 00 


5,450 00 


5,400 00 


8,100 00 


1,400 00 


1,400 00 


1,300 00 


1,625 00 


5,200 00 


2,600 00 


2,100 00 


3,150 00 


3,400 00 


4,250 00 


2,900 00 


4,350 00 


3,100 00 


4,650 00 


3,000 00 


3,750 00 


3,600 00 


5,400 00 


3,100 00 


3,875 00 


3,800 00 


5,700 00 


3,700 00 


2,775 00 


8,300 00 


3,320 00 


4,000 00 


3,000 00 


4,500 00 


6,750 00 


4,900 00 


3,675 00 


8,400 00 


4,200 00 


7,500 00 


1,875 00 


3,600 00 


2,700 00 


4,900 00 


735 00 


5,300 00 


795 00 


3,800 00 


1,520 00 


4,000 00 


600 00 


1,800 00 


2,700 00 


6,600 00 


4,950 00 


6,400 00 


1,600 00 


4,100 00 


2,050 00 


4,800 00 


6,000 00 


4,000 00 


1,000 00 


3,400 00 


3,400 00 


5,500 00 


1,375 00 


4,800 00 


2,400 00 


4,000 00 


3,000 00 


8,300 00 


2,075 00 


5,900 00 


2,950 00 


6,600 00 


4,950 00 


7,300 00 


1,825 00 


3,400 00 


1,700 00 


3,000 00 


450 00 


2,700 00 


675 00 


5,000 00 


3,750 00 



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Miles 
of Allotments 

Counties and Towns Road State Town 

Tolland 41 $4,100 00 $615 00 

Wales 25 2,500 00 1,250 00 

Wilbraham 43 4,300 00 6,450 00 

Hampshire County: 

Belchertown 115 

Chesterfield 59 

Cummington 49 

Enfield 37 

Goshen 28 

Hadley 58 

Granby 48 

Greenwich 39 

Huntington 40 

Hatfield 46 

Middlefield 38 

Pelham 40 

. Plainfield 49 

Prescott 39 

Southampton 56 

Westhampton 50 

Williamsburg 43 

Worthington 73 

Middlesex County 

Acton 58 

Ashby 57 

Ashland 38 

Bedford 35 

Boxborough 23 

Burlington 32 

Carlisle 43 

Dunstable 36 

Holliston 50 

Hopkinton 66 

Lincoln 40 

Littleton 42 

North Reading 29 

Pepperell 68 

Sherborn 43 

Shirley 46 

Stow 45 

Sudbury 61 

Tewksbury 56 

Townsend 70 

Tyngsborough 41 

Norfolk County 

Bellingham 42 

Medfield 40 

Medway 44 

Millis 39 

Norfolk 40 

Plainville 34 

Wrentham 43 

Plymouth County 

Carver 67 

Halifax 33 



11,500 00 


4,600 00 


5,900 00 


885 00 


4,900 00 


1,225 00 


3,700 00 


1,480 00 


2,800 00 


1,120 00 


5,800 00 


7,250 00 


4,800 00 


2,400 00 


3,900 00 


975 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,600 00 


6,900 00 


3,800 00 


570 00 


4,000 00 


1,600 00 


4,900 00 


735 00 


3,900 00 


585 00 


5,600 00 


2,240 00 


5,000 00 


750 00 


4,300 00 


4,300 00 


7,300 00 


1,095 00 


5,800 00 


7,250 00 


5,700 00 


2,850 00 


3,800 00 


5,700 00 


3,500 00 


5,250 00 


2,300 00 


920 00 


3,200 00 


4,800 00 


4,300 00 


1,720 00 


3,600 00 


900 00 


5,000 00 


7,500 00 


6,600 00 


6,600 00 


4,000 00 


6,000 00 


4,200 00 


5,250 00 


2,900 00 


4,350 00 


6,800 00 


8,500 00 


4,300 00 


4,300 00 


4,600 00 


5,750 00 


4,500 00 


3,375 00 


6,100 00 


6,100 00 


5,600 00 


7,000 00 


7,000 00 


5,250 00 


4,100 00 


3,075 00 


4,200 00 


6,300 00 


4,000 00 


6,000 00 


4,400 00 


6,600 00 


3,900 00 


5,850 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


3,400 00 


4,250 00 


4,300 00 


6,450 00 


6,700 00 


6,700 00 


3,300 00 


3,300 00 



6? 

Miles 
of 

Counties and Towns Road 

Hanson 36 

Lakeville .45 

Norwell . 47 

Pembroke 47 

Plympton 30 

Rochester 49 

West Bridgewater 39 

Worcester County 

Ashburnham 75 

Berlin 39 

Bolton 53 

Boylston 41 

Brookfield 36 

Charlton 112 

Dana 43 

Douglas 70 

East Brookfield 19 

Hardwick 96 

Harvard 57 

Holden 77 

Hubbardston . 75 

Lancaster 57 

Lunenburg 66 

Mendon 36 

New Braintree 49 

North Brookfield 69 

Northborough 47 

Oakham 45 

Oxford 65 

Paxton 29 

Petersham 71 

Phillipston 41 

Princeton 72 

Royalston 67 

Rutland 68 

Southborough 48 

Sterling 72 

Sturbridge 68 

Sutton 84 

Templeton 63 

Upton 60 

West Boylston 35 

West Brookfield 53 

Westminster 77 



P.D. 54 



Allotments 


State 


Town 


$3,600 00 


$5,400 00 


4,500 00 


3,375 00 


4,700 00 


4,700 00 


4,700 00 


5,875 00 


3,000 00 


1,500 00 


4,900 00 


3,675 00 


3,900 00 


5,850 00 


7,500 00 


5,625 00 


3,900 00 


2,925 00 


5,300 00 


2,650 00 


4,100 00 


2,050 00 


3,600 00 


3,600 00 


11,200 00 


4,480 00 


4,300 00 


1,720 00 


7,000 00 


5,250 00 


1,900 00 


2,375 00 


9,600 00 


7,200 00 


5,700 00 


5,700 00 


7,700 00 


9,625 00 


7,500 00 


1,875 00 


5,700 00 


7,125 00 


6,600 00 


4,950 00 


3,600 00 


2,700 00 


4,900 00 


1,225 00 


6,900 00 


6,900 00 


4,700 00 


4,700 00 


4,500 00 


1,125 00 


6,500 00 


8,125 00 


2,900 00 


2,175 00 


7,100 00 


5,325 00 


4,100 00 


1,025 00 


7,200 00 


2,880 00 


6,700 00 


2,680 00 


6,800 00 


3,400 00 


4,800 00 


7,200 00 


7,200 00 


5,400 00 


6,800 00 


3,400 00 


8,400 00 


4,200 00 


6,300 00 


7,875 00 


6,000 00 


4,500 00 


3,500 00 


4,375 00 


5,300 00 


3,975 00 


7,700 00 


3,850 00 



Expenditures for Repair and Improvement of Public Ways 
The expenditures during the year in various counties were : — 



Barnstable, $36,139.36 
Berkshire, $91,92 5.61 
Bristol, $38,427.12 
Dukes, $3,139.22 
Essex, $37,105.40 
Franklin, $115,887.86 
Hampden, $52,642.72 



Hampshire, $97,677.54 
Middlesex, $111,187.56 
Norfolk, $29,716.20 
Plymouth, $41,959.94 
Worcester, $235,150.18 

Total, $890,958.71 



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Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Brewster, $4,639.64; Dennis, $9,016.13; Eastham, $4,- 
799.63; Mashpee, $2,916.96; Sandwich, $7,187.62; Truro, $3,212.66; Wellfleet, 
$4,366.72. 

Berkshire County. — Alford, $2,183.36; Becket, $5,224.56; Cheshire, $4,530.47 
Egremont, $3,383.50; Florida, $3,493.20; Hancock, $4,287.97; Hinsdale, $3,805.09 
Lanesborough, $3,571.39; Monterey, $4,990.64; Mount Washington, $1,310.02 
New Ashford, $1,005.88; New Marlborough, $8,499.49; Otis, $4,541.39; Peru 
$2,805.23; Richmond, $3,129.63; Sandisfield, $7,973.41; Savoy, $5,270.03 
Sheffield, $3,347.98; Tyringham, $2,751.03; Washington, $5,030.84; West Stock- 
bridge, $3,680.33; Windsor, $7,110.17. 

Bristol County. — Berkley, $4,585.06; Freetown, $5,130.89; Norton, $6,004.24; 
Raynham, $4,912.55; Rehoboth, $11,899.31; Swansea, $5,895.07. 
Dukes County. — Chilmark, $1,685.68; West Tisbury, $1,453.54. 

Essex County. — Boxford, $5,676.73; Essex, $2,324.93; Georgetown, $3,711.71; 
Groveland, $3,165.88; Merrimac, $3,384.21; Middleton, $3,275.03; Newbury, $3,- 
995.11; Rowley, $3,384.21; Topsfield, $4,148.38; West Newbury, $4,039.21. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $8,542.39; Bernardston, $4,339.43; Buckland, 
$4,339.43; Charlemont, $5,485.69; Colrain, $9,251.66; Conway, $9,523.80; Gill, 
$4,783.61; Hawley, $5,403.82; Heath, $6,386.32; Leverett, $4,148.38; Leyden, 
$4,366.72; Monroe, $1,965.02; New Salem, $6,631.95; Northfield, $7,641.76; Rowe, 
$4,557.76; Shelburne, $4,748.80; Shutesburv, $4,366.72; Sunderland, $4,121.09; 
Warwick, $6,004.24; Wendell, $4,912.55; Whately, $4,366.72. 

Hampden County. — Blandford, $7,510.75; Brimfield, $6,437.64; Chester, $6,- 
300.59; Granville, $7,969.26; Hampden, $3,411.51; Holland, $2,692.94; Mont- 
gomery, $2,685.54; Southwick, $5,431.10; Tolland, $2,847.65; Wales, $2,661.52; 
Wilbraham, $4,694.22. 

Hampshire County. — Belchertown, $12,772.65; Chesterfield, $6,522.79; Cum- 
mington, $5,349.23; Enfield, $4,175.67; Goshen, $3,056.70; Granby, $5,240.06; 
Greenwich, $4,257.55; Hadley, $6,413.62; Hatfield, $5,103.61; Huntington, $4,- 
093.80; Middlefield, $4,053.46; Palham, $4,366.72; Plainfield, $5,321.94; Prescott, 
$4,421.30; Southampton, $6,113.41; Westhampton, $5,049.01; Williamsburg, 
$4,721.51; W T orthington, $6,644.51. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $6,331.74; Ashby, $6,222.58; Ashland, $4,148.38; 
Bedford, $3,820.88; Boxborough, $3,438.79; Burlington, $3,493.37; Carlisle, $4,- 
694.22; Dunstable, $3,930.05; Holliston, $5,458.40; Hopkinton, $7,205.08; Lincoln, 
$4,366.72; Littleton, $4,585.06; North Reading, $3,165.87; Pepperell, $8,951.77; 
Sherborn, $4,694.22; Shirley, $5,021.73; Stow, $4,912.55; Sudbury, $7,860.10; 
Tewksbury, $6,113.40; Townsend, $7,641.76; Tyngsborough, $5,130.89. 

Norfolk County. — Bellingham, $4,585.06; Medfield, $4,366.72; Medway, 
$3,734.23; Millis, $4,257.55; Norfolk, $4,366.72; Plainville, $3,711.70; Wren- 
tham, $4,694.22. 

Plymouth County. — Carver, $7,397.12; Halifax, $3,147.38; Hanson, $3,676.87; 
Lakeville, $4,995.93; Norwell, $5,197.07; Pembroke, $5,147.54; Plympton, $3,- 
275.02; Rochester, $4,953.44; West Bridgewater, $4,169.57. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $7,861.30; Berlin, $5,390.39; Bolton, 
$5,785.91; Boylston, $4,475.88; Brookfield, $4,288.94; Charlton, $12,606.56; Dana, 
$4,694.22; Douglas, $7,641.76; East Brookfield, $2,125.49; Hardwick, $10,471.99; 
Harvard, $6,222.58; Holden, $8,052.08; Hubbardston, $7,678.71; Lancaster, $6,- 
222.58; Lunenburg, $7,205.08; Mendon, $4,372.39; New Braintree, $5,349.23; 
North Brookfield, $7,501.29; Northborough, $5,130.89; Oakham, $4,598.79; Oxford, 
$7,095.92; Paxton, $3,113.26; Petersham, $7,750.92; Phillipston, $4,171.00; Prince- 
ton, $7,860.10; Royalston, $7,314.25; Rutland, $8,010.55; Southborough, $5,240.06; 
Sterling, $7,860.09; Sturbridge, $7,499.63; Sutton, $9,170.11; Templeton, $7,171.34; 
Upton, $6,528.56; West Boylston, $3,820.88; West Brookfield, $6,461.52; West- 
minster, $8,405.93. 



64 P.D. 54 

Contracts for the Construction and Reconstruction of State Highways 

in Anticipation of Appropriations 

Chapter 5, Acts of 1930, amending section 27, chapter 29, General Laws, 
provided as follows : — 

"No public officer or board shall incur a new or unusual expense, make 
a permanent contract, increase a salary or employ a new clerk, assistant 
or other subordinate unless a sufficient appropriation to cover the ex- 
pense thereof has been made by the general court, except that prior 
to the effective date of the general appropriation act the department 
of public works, in anticipation of appropriations therefor, may, in any 
fiscal year, with the approval of the governor and council, make con- 
tracts for the construction and reconstruction of state highways binding 
the commonwealth to an amount not in excess of twenty-five per cent 
of the amount appropriated during the preceding fiscal year for the 
same purposes, such contracts to provide for the completion of the 
work thereunder within the fiscal year in which they are made." 

In November, 1930, preparations were made for advertising contracts under 
the provisions of section 27, chapter 29, General Laws, as amended by chapter 
387, Acts of 1923, and by chapter 5, Acts of 1930, for work to be done in 
various localities, preliminary to the making of contracts involving the expenditure 
by the Commonwealth of not exceeding $1,575,000 for construction, and $1,412,500 
for reconstruction of State highways, these amounts being twenty-five per cent 
of the appropriations of $6,300,000 and $5,650,000, respectively, for the fiscal 
year ending November 30, 1930. The making of these contracts as aforesaid 
was approved by the Governor and Council Nov. 19, 1930. 

Highways Improvements Authorized by Special Act 

Repairing Highway Bridges Over Location of Southern New England Railroad 
Chapter 308, Acts of 1930, provides, in part, as follows: — 

"Section 2. Section 1 of this act shall not take effect unless its pro- 
visions are accepted by vote of the board of directors of said corporation, 
and an attested copy of such vote is filed with the state secretary, within 
fourteen days after the passage of this act, nor unless within said fourteen 
days there shall be paid into the treasury of the commonwealth by 
said corporation, or on its behalf, the sum of twenty-five thousand 
dollars for expenditure by the department of public works in or on 
account of the repair and maintenance of bridges which carry public 
highways over the railroad location of said corporation within this 
commonwealth, such payment to be accompanied by delivery to the 
State Treasurer of a bond executed as surety by a surety company 
authorized to do business in the Commonwealth and securing the payment, 
upon demand of said department, of an additional sum for said pur- 
poses up to and but not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars. The 
payment of said first-named sum of twenty-five thousand dollars and 
the delivery of said bond shall be evidenced by a certificate of the state 
treasurer, which shall be filed with the state secretary. Said depart- 
ment is hereby authorized and directed to expend in the repair and 
maintenance of such bridges, without appropriation by the general court, 
so much of any sums paid to it for such purposes under authority 
hereof as may be necessary therefor. 

Section 3. Any liability of the Southern New England Railroad Cor- 
poration under general or special laws for the repair and maintenance 
of any bridges which carry public highways over the location of its rail- 
road within the commonwealth shall continue unimpaired notwithstanding 
the provisions of section 2 or any action thereunder." 



P.D. 54 65 

On Aug. 12, 1930, in accordance with the provisions of said chapter 308, 
Acts of 1930, a contract was made with Maurice M. Devine for repairing about 
31 highway bridges over the Southern New England Railroad in the towns of 
Brimfield, Dudley, Uxbridge, Sturbridge, Webster, Millville, Southbridge, Douglas 
and Blackstone. The proposal amounted to $20,220.00. Work completed Nov. 
19, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $23,071.70. 

Permits to Common Carriers of Passengers by Motor Vehicles 

In accordance with sections 48A and 48B, chapter 280, Acts of 1925, which 
amends chapter 159, General Laws, 116 permits were granted during the year. 

The Regulation of Advertising Signs and Devices Within the Public View 
(Sections 29-33, chapter 93, General Laws, as amended) 

In accordance with the provisions of sections 29 to 33 inclusive, chapter 93, 
General Laws, as amended by chapters 85, 237, 334 and 490, Acts of 1924, pro- 
viding for the control of billboards and other advertising devices on public ways 
or on private property within the public view of any highway, public park or 
reservation, the Department adopted on Jan. 24, 1924, certain new rules and 
regulations, superseding all former issues; and these have continued in force 
during the present year. 

Applications, Licenses and Permits. — Licenses were granted to 34 individuals 
and others to engage in the business of advertising in the Commonwealth by 
the use of outdoor signs. 

Of 970 applications received for permits for the erection of advertising signs, 
604 permits have been granted; and 151 permits were granted on applications 
filed previous to 1930. 189 applications for the erection of new signs were not 
approved because the locations were in violation of the rules and regulations 
adopted Jan. 24, 1924; and 42 applications for permits were cancelled. 

Of 3.512 renewal applications sent to those whose permits were to expire 
June 30, 1930, 3,192 were returned to the Department requesting renewal; 
and 264 requested that permits be cancelled. The number of renewal applica- 
tions approved, to be in force until June 30, 1931, was 3,576. The total number 
of permits in force November 30, 1930, was 3,976. 

Receipts and Expenditures. — The total receipts for the year ending Nov. 
30, 1930, were $18,811.34, and the expenditures were $14,605.31. 

Removal of Signs. — A newly established "Sign Patrol" consisting of some 
small trucks completely equipped for the work, have removed 32,000 signs during 
the year in addition to 10,000 removed by other agents of the Department, 
under authority of section 30-A, chapter 93, General Laws, from within the 
highways and from private property. 

Injunction. — On June 19, 1925, a temporary injunction was granted the 
General Outdoor Advertising Company, Inc., and others, as complainants enjoin- 
ing and restraining the Commissioners constituting the Department of Public 
Works, for the Commonwealth, until the further order of the Court, from 
proceeding in any way against them for any alleged failure to comply with 
the rules and regulations for the control and restriction of the billboards, signs 
and other devices promulgated under date of January 24, 1924. This injunction 
is still in force and will be until the case is settled in Court. 

Hearings. — Hearings were given to officials of Belmont, Brookline, Easton, 
Framingham, Holyoke, Lexington, Saugus, Stoneham, Watertown, Winchester, 
W T inthrop; to two licensed advertisers; to one property owner and to two 
sets of petitioners representing abutters and interested parties. 



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1 50 


- 


45 


3 00 


60 00 


_ 


60 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 50 


- 


2 50 


4 00 


70 


- 


75 00 


25 00 


_ 


10 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


— 


- 


- 


- 


2 00 


— 


2 30 


— 


45 


— 


75 


— 


1 40 


— 


60 


— 


60 00 


— 


70 


- 


3 10 


- 


70 


1 00 


1 10 


- 


2 00 


3 50 


60 


3 00 


70 00 


23 56 


90 


- 


2 30 


40 


50 


75 


75 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


50 00 


- 


60 


8 25 


2 50 


50 


55 


- 


1 00 


- 


1 75 


- 


60 


- 


60 00 


— 


55 


- 


- 


60 


- 


- 


1 25 


- 


- 


- 


60 


- 


70 00 


_ 


_ 


- 


2 60 


45 


60 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


2 75 


- 


- 


70 00 


30 00 


65 


- 


2 25 


50 


60 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


60 00 


26 00 


60 


— 


2 30 


40 


50 


- 


97 


1 30 


1 80 


- 


75 


1 50 


67 00 


25 00 


68 


- 


3 05 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


1 50 


2 50 


50 


1 90 


70 00 


24 00 


65 


— 


2 60 


— 


— 


- 


- 


- 


— 


— 


- 


- 


- 


25 00 


80 


— 


2 70 


60 


70 


- 


— 


- 


- 


— 


— 


2 00 


70 00 


25 00 


70 


- 


2 70 


- 


- 


- 


1 50 


2 00 


- 


4 00 


- 


- 


99 00 


- 


60 


- 


2 25 


50 


- 


- 


1 10 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


60 00 


- 


85 


- 


2 10 


- 


- 


- 


1 25 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


50 00 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


50 


- 


90 


- 


- 


— 


60 


— 


60 00 


25 00 


60 


— 


— 


70 


— 


- 


1 00 


1 25 


1 80 


3 00 


1 00 


— 


75 00 


30 00 


50 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


3 00 


50 


- 


- 


_ 


60 


- 


3 00 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


3 00 


- 


- 


1 80 


- 


30 00 


70 


- 


3 00 


- 


50 


— 


1 00 


1 25 


1 50 


3 20 


- 


2 15 


55 00 


23 00 


70 


— 


2 30 


40 


45 


- 


80 


1 05 


- 


- 


50 


- 


60 00 


18 00 


50 


- 


3 40 


- 


- 


- 


1 50 


- 


2 75 


- 


- 


2 45 


- 


30 00 


1 25 


- 


2 35 


50 


60 


- 


- 


- 


2 50 


- 


55 


- 


60 00 


25 00 


65 


— 


2 20 


50 


60 


80 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


60 00 


- 


60 


- 


3 25 


50 


60 


- 


1 10 


- 


- 


- 


70 


- 


60 00 


25 00 


80 


- 


2 25 


50 


60 


- 


1 10 


- 


- 


— 


1 00 


- 


50 00 


- 


50 


- 


3 50 


- 


- 


- 


1 25 


- 


2 50 


- 


50 


- 


- 


30 00 


85 


- 


2 80 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


60 


- 


- 


30 00 


60 


— 


2 75 


- 


- 


- 


1 25 


- 


2 25 


3 50 


75 


- 


60 00 


34 00 


75 


- 


2 75 


45 


55 


85 


1 25 


- 


3 00 


- 


60 


- 


60 00 


_ 


60 


- 


2 55 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


2 50 


70 


1 75 


- 


25 00 


70 


— 


- 


60 


- 


- 


- 


- 


— 


- 


- 


- 


70 00 


30 50 


70 


- 


2 40 


40 


45 


65 


86 


1 05 


1 50 


— 


50 


- 


60 00 


18 00 


50 




2 40 


55 


60 


80 


1 20 








65 


— 


65 00 


22 00 


65 



68 



P.D. 54 





Contract Prices Dec. 1, 


1929, 


to Nov. 30, 1930 — Continued 






Contractor 


Excavation 


1 _ 

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Bit. 
Surfacing 


Town or City 




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Hingham- 


















Weymouth 


Frank Lanza & Sons 


$0 65 


- 


$0 65 


$1 00 


$18 00 


$0 09 


_ 


Holbrook 


Perini & Ampolini . 




50 


— 


2 00 


1 00 


20 00 


10 


_ 


Holden 




Frank & Frank Const. Co. 




55 


- 


3 00 


1 00 


18 00 


10 


_ 


Holliston 




Mainini & Rosenfeld 




50 


$0 55 


2 50 


50 


15 00 


08 


_ 


Hudson 




A. M. Custance & Co. 




60 


60 


4 00 


1 00 


18 00 


10 


_ 


Hudson 




Wm. J. Sullivan 




50 


— 


2 50 


1 00 


- 


12 


_ 


Ipswich-Rowley- 


















Newbury- 


















Newburyport 


P. J. Holland 


40 


60 


2 50 


1 50 


20 00 


08 


_ 


Lakeville 


E. W. Burr . 






50 


— 


3 00 


1 00 


15 00 


09 


— 


Lee 




D. W. Dwyer 






65 


- 


2 85 


1 35 


18 00 


11 


_ 


Lenox . 




Lane Const. Corp. . 






50 


60 


50 


1 00 


20 00 


10 


_ 


Lenox . 




N. H. Rd. Const. Co. 






60 


— 


2 00 


1 10 


25 00 


11 


_ 


Lexington 




J. Iafolla Const. Co. 






45 


- 


2 50 


75 


18 00 


09 


_ 


Littleton 




G. Gregorio Bros. . 






50 


- 


2 00 


1 00 


20 00 


12 


_ 


Lunenburg 




H. & J. P. Green . 






49 


50 


1 95 


95 


20 00 


10 


_ 


Lynnfield 




R. G. Watkins & Son 






40 


- 


2 00 


90 


18 00 


085 


_ 


Marblehead 




Octavius Menici 






40 


— 


5 00 


- 


25 00 


085 


_ 


Marion 




Jos. McCormick 






45 


- 


2 50 


1 25 


25 00 


09 


_ 


Marlborough 




T. J. Kelley . 






50 


— 


2 50 


90 


20 00 


085 


_ 


Marshfield 




D. Gregorio Bros. . 






35 


50 


1 50 


75 


18 00 


- 


$0 14 


Medfield 




Greenough Const. Co. 






55 


- 


3 00 


1 00 


12 00 


095 


_ 


Medway 




Middlesex Const. Co. 






50 


- 


4 00 


1 00 


20 00 


095 


_ 


Med way 




Hagan-Thibodeau Const. 


Co. 




30 


- 


2 00 


- 


- 


- 


11 


Mendon 




D. G. DiPietro 






32 


50 


2 00 


1 00 


17 00 


— 


12 


Merrimac 




P. J. Holland 






25 


— 


3 50 


— 


18 00 


12 




Middleborough 


Frank Lanza & Sons 






44 


44 


2 00 


1 00 


18 00 


095 


_ 


Middleborough- 






















Rochester 


Perini & Ampolini . 






55 


50 


4 00 


- 


18 00 


— 


11 


Millbury 


Guaranty Const. Co. 






65 


- 


6 00 


- 


40 00 


10 




Millis . 


D. S. DiPietro & Co. 






35 


40 


1 75 


1 00 


18 00 


115 


_ 


Millis . 


Greenough Const. Co. 






50 


- 


3 00 


1 00 


- 


09 


— 


Monson-Palmer 


Lee Const. Co. 






40 


35 


2 10 


1 00 


18 00 


10 


_ 


Montague 


Kelleher Corp. 






40 


- 


2 50 


1 00 


20 00 


095 


_ 


Nantucket . 


John C. Ring 






1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


1 00 


30 00 


_ 


_ 


Natick 


Sherry Const. Co. . 






90 


- 


90 


- 


25 00 


09 


_ 


Natick-Wellesley . 


B. Perini & Sons, Inc. 






50 


- 


2 50 


— 


20 00 


- 


_ 


Newbury 


Welch & Moynihan 






40 


25 


2 25 


1 00 


20 00 


- 


13 


North Attleborough 


B. Perini & Sons, Inc. 






40 


50 


4 00 


1 25 


20 00 


095 


_ 


Norton 


G. Bonazzoli & Sons 






40 


40 


4 00 


- 


30 00 


09 


_ 


Orange 


Kelleher Corp. 






75 


50 


75 


1 50 


20 00 


10 


_ 


Oxford 


Frank & Frank Const. Cc 


>. 




50 


— 


3 00 


1 00 


18 00 


10 


_ 


Palmer 


Chas. E. Home 






40 


- 


3 00 


1 00 


18 00 


13 


_ 


Petersham . 


Revere Exc. Co. 






45 


40 


1 75 


1 00 


18 


12 


_ 


Phillipston . 


Roy M. Wright 






50 


50 


2 00 


1 00 


18 00 


- 


15 


Provincetown 


M. F. Roach & Sons, Inc 






65 


- 


- 


1 00 


20 00 


- 


_ 


Quincy 


E. C. Sargent 






45 


- 


3 00 


1 00 


- 


09 


— 


Randolph-Quincy- 






















Milton 


D. M. Biggs & Co. . 






40 


— 


3 00 


1 00 


20 00 


085 


_ 


Reading 


Bratley Const. Co. . 






70 


45 


2 50 


90 


12 00 


07 


_ 


Reading-Stoneham 


Angelo Susi & Co. . 






45 


- 


2 50 


95 


18 00 


08 


_ 


Rehoboth 


Clark & Rocklin 






50 


- 


2 00 


1 00 


18 00 


13 


_ 


Revere-Saugus 


M. McDonough 






1 00 


50 


- 


- 


- 


075 


_ 


Rockport 


So. Shore Const. Co. 






40 


— 


2 00 


1 00 


17 00 


07 


_ 


Rockport 


Franklin Const. Co. 






50 


- 


4 00 


50 


20 00 


10 


_ 


Rowley 


Welch & Moynihan Co. 






45 


55 


2 00 


1 00 


25 00 


09 


_ 


Royalston 


R. E. Bull . 






50 


50 


4 00 


- 


- 


- 


11 


Sandisfield . 


P. J. Kennedy 






80 


- 


7 50 


1 00 


25 00 


15 


_ 


Savoy . 


A. G. Bianchi 






75 


60 


3 50 


1 50 


— 


- 


16 


Sharon 


Arute Bros. . 






40 


50 


2 00 


- 


18 00 


- 


13 


Sharon 


Arute Bros. . 






50 


60 


3 00 


1 00 


25 00 


09 


_ 


Sherborn 


Greenough Const. Co. 






60 


50 


2 50 


1 00 


20 00 


08 


_ 


Shrewsbury- 






















Boylston . 


H. & J. P. Green . 






50 


50 


2 00 


1 00 


20 00 


10 


_ 


Shrewsbury . 


Lane Const. Co. 






60 


30 


60 


1 50 


22 00 


10 


_ 


Shrewsbury- 


















Northborough- 


















Westborough 


Carlo Bianchi 


45 


45 


2 50 


1 00 


18 00 


09 


_ 


Westborbugh- 


















Southborough . 


B. Perini & Sons 


40 


50 


3 50 


1 00 


20 00 


085 


_ 


South Hadley 


Warner Bros. & Goodwin 




50 


- 


2 00 


1 00 


25 00 


10 


- 


Southwick . 


Lane Const. Corp. . 




45 


65 


2 00 


75 


22 00 


085 


_ 


Spencer 


Frank Seretto & Sons, Inc. 




50 


- 


1 50 


- 


16 00 


- 


15 


Sterling 


N. E. Rock Exc. Co. 




40 


- 


1 00 


1 00 


20 00 


- 


12 


Stockbridge . 


N. H. Rd. Const. Co. 




55 


55 


1 00 


1 10 


25 00 


11 


— 



P.D. 54 



69 



Contract Prices Dec. 1, 1929, to Nov. 30, 1930 — Continued 





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$60 00 


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$0 70 


— 


— 


50 


75 


- 


1 25 


1 75 


— 


- 


- 


— 


50 00 


— 


75 


- 


3 25 


- 


60 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


$2 00 


65 00 


- 


70 


— 


- 


- 


50 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


75 


- 


- 


20 00 


60 


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3 00 


60 


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- 


1 00 


- 


2 00 


- 


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70 00 


19 00 


60 


$10 00 


2 75 


50 


60 


$1 25 


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— 


— 


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- 


— 


60 00 


— 


60 


9 00 


2 50 


60 


60 


1 25 


1 00 


2 00 


2 00 


$4 00 


60 




60 00 


30 00 


75 


- 


2 90 


- 


- 


- 


83 


1 15 


- 


- 


- 


— 


65 00 


- 


60 


- 


3 05 


- 


- 


- 


1 20 


2 50 


- 


- 


- 


- 


75 00 


23 50 


70 


- 


2 65 


- 


1 00 


- 


1 10 


- 


- 


3 00 


50 


1 50 


60 00 


22 00 


50 


- 


2 65 


- 


65 


- 


1 10 


- 


- 


- 


75 


2 50 


80 00 


30 00 


1 00 


- 


2 10 


— 


60 


- 


1 15 


1 50 


2 00 


- 


60 


— 


60 00 


22 00 


70 


- 


2 30 


25 


35 


40 


- 


- 


- 


- 


50 


- 


— ■ 


25 00 


50 


- 


2 95 


50 


60 


- 


1 00 


1 40 


2 00 


3 10 


60 


- 


50 00 


22 00 


60 


- 


2 15 


45 


50 


85 


85 


1 25 


- 


- 


70 


- 


60 00 


- 


50 


— 


1 70 


50 


60 


90 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


60 00 


- 


01 


- 


2 70 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


1 25 


2 00 


3 50 


- 


_ 


80 00 


- 


75 


- 


2 50 


- 


50 


- 


90 


1 50 


- 


- 


60 


- 


60 00 


- 


50 


- 


- 


- 


50 


65 


1 00 


1 50 


2 00 


3 00 


50 


- 


50 00 


- 


50 


- 


2 60 


45 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


— 


_ 


— 


60 00 


— 


80 


- 


2 25 


50 


60 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


60 00 


- 


75 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


45 


- 


- 


18 00 


60 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


— 


- 


— 


- 


— 


1 80 


- 


17 00 


50 


- 


- 


40 


50 


- 


40 


1 20 


- 


2 90 


- 


- 


- 


18 00 


55 


— 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 05 


2 00 


2 25 


4 00 


60 


- 


60 00 


27 00 


60 


- 


_ 


50 


_ 


_ 


1 50 


_ 


_ 


4 00 


_ 


_ 


75 00 


_ 


50 


10 50 


3 50 


60 


65 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


65 00 


- 


70 


- 


- 


- 


- 


— 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


50 


2 00 


- 


- 


50 


— 


2 50 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


60 00 


- 


70 


8 75 


2 85 


- 


60 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


2 50 


50 


- 


60 00 


25 00 


50 


- 


2 25 


- 


75 


- 


- 


- 


- 


4 00 


50 


- 


60 00 


25 00 


60 


- 


- 


1 50 


- 


- 


1 50 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


_ 


80 00 


- 


— 


9 25 


2 55 


- 


- 


- 


1 00 


- 


- 


- 


60 


2 00 


— 


40 00 


70 


9 00 


2 50 


- 


55 


90 


1 10 


- 


1 80 


- 


- 


2 00 


60 00 


— 


80 


- 


- 


- 


75 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


75 


- 


- 


35 00 


55 


- 


- 


50 


60 


- 


95 


1 30 


1 80 


2 80 


50 


- 


65 00 


- 


60 


— 


- 


50 


- 


- 


1 00 


— 


- 


— 


50 


- 


60 00 


— 


60 


- 


3 00 


60 


70 


- 


1 25 


1 75 


2 00 


- 


50 


- 


70 00 


30 00 


70 


- 


3 10 


- 


1 00 


- 


1 00 


- 


1 25 


- 


- 


2 25 


65 00 


- 


60 


- 


- 


- 


50 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


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72 P.D. 54 

REGISTRY OF MOTOR VEHICLES 

In general, the 1930 statistics do not indicate the usual increase in the number 
of applications received ; this decrease, however, is offset by the constantly increas- 
ing use made of the Registrar's records and correspondence involved. The two 
largest items of decrease were in the total registrations and in the examination 
of new operators. 

Under chapter 379 of the Acts of 1928, the Registrar is required to furnish 
a copy of every registration record to the Commissioner of Corporations and 
Taxation, the record being forwarded to the various boards of assessors as a 
basis of the excise tax bill sent to the owner of each motor vehicle registered. 
This law was amended in 1930, and the perfecting amendment was very helpful 
in removing some of the difficulties first experienced with this law. Minor changes 
were made on the registration blank in order that the Registrar might be in a 
position to furnish just the information required by the assessors in connection 
with computing the excise tax and, as a result of these changes, this law is not 
now imposing any undue burden of details, particularly in the matter of corre- 
spondence, on the Registrar. 

The activities of the Registry of Motor Vehicles, working towards greater safety 
on the highways, have been continued without abatement, and close cooperation 
between the various safety committees, police and other officials and organiza- 
tions throughout the State, having to do with this ever present problem of 
highway safety, has been at all times maintained. 

A few of the outstanding figures for the year, together with a comparison 
of the previous year, follow: — 

1929 1930 

Motor Vehicle certificates of registration issued 1,023,084 1,013,118 

Licenses to operate issued 944,338 982,795 

Examinations of applicants for licenses . . 183,758 123,001 
Licenses and registrations revoked and sus- 
pended 53,133 52,954 

Licenses revoked for driving under influence of 

liquor 5,381 5,052 

Total number of applications handled . . . 2,106,564 2,104,342 

Gross receipts from fees $6,498,854.72 $6,462,618.51 

Registrations of Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles and Motor Cycles 

The following registration figures show a little over 1% decrease in passenger 
registrations, with a very slight increase in commercial registrations, the motor 
cycle registrations continuing to decrease as they have for several years past. 

1905 1910 1915 1920 1925 1929 1930 

Passenger cars . . 4,889 31,360 90,580 251,570 663,858 903,648 893,558 
Commercial vehicles . — — 12,053 52,968 100,480 113,268 114.918 

Motor cycles . . 553 3,358 9,520 15,142 10,333 6,168 4,642 



Totals . . . 5,442 34,718 112,153 319,680 774,671 1,023,084 1,013,118 

Examinations for Licenses 

The method of examining new operators and the examination itself were con- 
siderably changed during the year 1930. The old system of having operators 
appear at examining points, and many times being turned away if there were 
too many waiting, was done away with and all examinations were by specific 
appointment for certain hours, thus insuring each applicant his test at the time 
designated. The examination itself has been extended to include a thorough 
test of the applicant on the motor vehicle law, a reading test, an eye test, as 
well as the usual actual demonstration on the highways. Whether or not the 
new examination is accountable for the reduction in the number of applicants 



P.D. 54 73 

for new licenses in 1930 is not known, but, in any event, this classification 
is one of those in which a decrease should be of little concern. It is fair to 
assume that the decrease represents persons who decided, after study, that they 
could not pass the revised examination. It is believed that the new examination 
system has been found extremely satisfactory to all concerned and particularly 
in that it does away with the long delays that prospective operators formerly 
experienced in securing their licenses during the busy periods. Examinations 
for licenses were held at 55 points in the State with the results as tabulated 
below: — 

1929 1930 

Operators passed 122,887 88,592 

Operators unfit 33,104 19,307 

Restriction, removal, passed 22,808 12,166 

Restriction, removal, unfit 3,717 1,601 

"Competency" passed 1,144 1,241 

"Competency" unfit 98 94 



Total examinations 183,758 123,001 

Branch Offices 

The branch offices of the Registry of Motor Vehicles assist in the distribution 
of number plates, the issuing of licenses and furnishing general information 
relative to the motor vehicle laws. The Registrar has continued giving hearings 
at stated intervals at the branch offices in Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester, Law- 
rence, Lowell, Fall River and New Bedford, so that persons living in these districts 
whose licenses or rights have been suspended or who, for other reasons, wish 
an appointment with the Registrar may be heard by him or by his deputy or 
assistant, without the necessity of making a trip to Commonwealth Pier at 
Boston. Each branch office supervises the work of the examiners and investigators 
and of law enforcement in its district. The following table gives approximate 
figures showing the distribution of applications received at the branch offices 
and at the central office at Commonwealth Pier, Boston : — 

Approximate Distribution of Registrations, Licenses, Etc. 

Regis- First License Miscel- 

Boston: trations Licenses Renewals laneous Total 

Counter 245,000 — 124,000 95,000 464.000 

Mail 154,000 — 489,000 26,000 669,000 

Examinations ... — 32,000 — 3,500 35,500 

Pittsfield 25,000 4,000 15,000 8,000 52,000 

Springfield) .... 80,000 9,800 50,000 30,000 169,800 

Greenfield ) 

Ktchburcj 77 ' 000 8 ' 500 44 ' 000 26 ' 000 155 > 5 °0 

Lawrence 34,000 4,000 24,000 12,000 74,000 

Lowell 26,000 3,500 18,000 8,500 56,000 

Fall River 23,000 4,000 18,000 8,000 53,000 

New Bedford .... 23,000 3,000 21,000 8,000 55,000 

Lynn 64,000 8,500 38,000 23,000 133,500 

Quincy 32,000 7,000 22,000 13,000 74,000 

Brockton 40,000 3,500 26,000 15,000 84,500 

Hyannis 10,000 2,500 4,600 4,500 21,600 

Nantucket 1 1,000 — — — 1,000 

Oak Bluffs 1 .... 2,000 — — — 2,000 



Totals 836,000' 90,300 893,600 280,500 2 2,100,400 

1 Licenses and miscellaneous applications included in counter figures. 

2 This figure includes approximately 160,000 number plate reissues. 

3 Does not include reissues (see Miscellaneous). 



74 P.D. 54 

A new branch office was opened in Fitchburg on July 1st, 1930, this office being 
classified as a sub-office coming under the jurisdiction of the Worcester office. 

Compulsory Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance 

The following figures give an approximate idea of the volume of papers 
received and notices mailed in connection with the carrying out of the law 
regarding compulsory motor vehicle liability insurance. 

Notices of Cancellation of Insurance Policies Received and Intents 

to Revoke Mailed 

1929 1930 

(a) For non-payment of premium 49,846 70,855 

(b) For other reasons 15,755 14,635 

Total 65,601 85,490 

Revocations 25,596 28,959 

Sets of number plates returned 97,036 94,290 

It is interesting to note that the receipt of 85,490 notices of cancellation from 
insurance companies required the mailing of the same number of notices of intent 
to revoke; that 18,583 of these cases were adjusted by the filing of certificates 
by a new company; 35,017 cancellations were adjusted by the filing of rein- 
statement notices from the same company; 2,931 by the surrender of registration 
plates prior to the effective date of cancellation; and 28,959 by the revocation 
of the plates and certificates. In connection with the surrender of the number 
plates it was necessary to send notices of the return of 94,290 plates to the 
various insurance companies covering the registrations involved. 

Particular attention should be directed to the fact that of the approximate 
29,000 revocations only about 12,000 persons returned their plates and certificates 
promptly upon receiving notice from this office. The return of approximately 
10,000 more sets of plates and certificates was secured through the efforts of 
the police departments and the examiners and inspectors of the Registry, leaving 
approximately 8,000 sets of plates not returned, although the registrations involved 
had been revoked and the insurance cancelled. Practically all of these revocations 
were due to non-payment of premium cancellation notices. 

Aircraft 

Practically all phases of the work of the Aviation Section show an increase 
over the previous year, principally in the number of aircraft registered and 
of pilot's permits issued. There is, however, a very satisfactory decrease in 
airplane accidents. The work carried on under the provisions of chapter 388 
of the Acts of 1928, has resulted in the improved conditions of airports located 
throughout the State. The Engineering Section has surveyed the landing fields 
and has checked the various fields after improvements or changes have been 
made, so that it is possible to operate safely from many airports inspected by 
the Department of Public Works. 

The Aviation Section has cooperated with various organizations both within 
and without the State, including the United States Department of Commerce, 
Aeronautics Branch, so that there has grown up throughout the Commonwealth 
a better understanding concerning aviation in general. 

The following statistics which give a summary of the work indicate a strict 
enforcement of the law. While an increase in registrations and licenses is shown, 
there is a decrease in accidents, which indicates that the restrictions imposed 
on the operation of aircraft apparently tend towards safety in this comparatively 
new method of transportation: — 



P.D. 54 

Pilots' licenses issued 

Airplanes registered 

Pilots license fees received 

Airplane registration fees received 

Pilots examined for licenses and amendments .... 
Aircraft examined for registrations permits and repairs 

Pilots' permits issued 

Aircraft permits issued 

Suspensions of licenses, registrations and rights to operate 

Court prosecution for violations of aircraft laws 

Surveys of bodies of water for seaplane bases .... 

Surveys of fields for airports 

Recheck surveys of fields for airports 

Buildings surveyed for air marking 

Flying fields approved 

Flying fields disapproved 

Investigations made by aircraft inspectors .... 

Rulings made by Registrar 

Airplane accidents: 

Crack-ups 

Non-fatals 

Fatals 

Unknown 

Persons injured 

Persons killed 

Planes damaged 

Planes washed out . 

Caused by motor failure 

Structural failure 

Improper operation and other reasons 

Ground accidents: 

Crack-ups 

Non-fatals 

Persons injured 

Planes damaged 

Planes washed out 



75 



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1930 


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173 


338 


135 


231 


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Inspection of Motor Vehicle Equipment 

Periodic Inspection Regulations of the Registrar, made in accordance with 
the provisions of section 7A, chapter 90 of the General Laws, became effective 
on August 1, 1930. During August and September the safety equipment on 
over 750,000 motor vehicles was inspected at more than 2,000 official inspection 
stations, which had been approved by the Registrar for this purpose. Adjust- 
ments or repairs were found necessary in about 70% of the inspections reported. 
As a result, a decided improvement was noticed in the general condition of 
brakes, lights, and other equipment on vehicles being operated on the highways 
of this Commonwealth. 

Although most of the stations which conducted the inspections were approved 
only a short time before the beginning of the equipment campaign, they were 
selected with great care and the work was performed honestly and efficiently. 
No temporary inspection stations were approved, so that there is now a trained 
organization sufficient to take care of all future inspections, with a personnel 
of more than 3,000 adjusters, each one of whom was tested as to his knowledge 
and ability to conduct tests and effect necessary repairs before being given 
the approval by the Department. 

During August and September, while the inspection campaign was in progress, 
there were 23 fewer persons killed in Massachusetts than during the corre- 
sponding period in 1929, which is some indication that the correction of equip- 



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ment defects may have had a direct effect in reducing accidents, besides having 
distinct educational advantages. 

Analysis of the Equipment Inspection Campaign may be summarized as 
follows : — 



Total number of cars inspected . . 
Total 0. K. without repair or adjustment . 
Total requiring replacement or adjustment 



752,031 

225,609 = 30% 
526,422 = 70% 



Repairs or adjustments on the 526,422 vehicles requiring correction of defects 
in equipment were as follows : — 

Brakes and lights 127,844 

Brakes only \ . . 82,724 

Lights only 315,854 

Horn, mirror, muffler and other minor items of inspection required adjustment 
or repair on 60,162 vehicles. 

Brakes and Lights 

Fifteen men were regularly assigned to equipment work. Besides their duties in 
connection with the approval of official inspection stations and adjusters, these 
men did considerable road work which consisted principally of reporting or 
tagging overloaded commercial vehicles and vehicles operated with defective 
brakes, lights, or other equipment. 3,583 motor vehicles were tagged for defective 
brakes by the equipment inspectors and more than 20,000 cars because of 
defective lights. 

Headlighting and Rear Lamps 

The Registrar approved no new headlamps or devices during 1930. Extensions 
of approval certificates already in force, however, are made as follows: — 

1. One extension of single filament headlamp, and 

2. Twenty extensions of two-filament tilting-beam headlamps showing that 
the tendency towards the tilting-beam type and the proper design to eliminate 
focusing mechanisms, which tendencies were indicated in last year's report, have 
become almost standard practices in headlamp design. Sixteen rear lamps were 
approved by the Registrar during the year. All of these were of the type in 
which the tail light was combined with stop signals and in some cases backing 
lights. One supplementary extension was granted of a tail lamp previously 
approved. 

Motor Vehicle Deaths, Injuries, Collisions 

The deaths caused by motor vehicles in 1930 numbered 795, an increase 
of 18 or 2.3 per cent as compared with the record of the previous year. The 
record of persons killed and injured in motor vehicle accidents in 1929 and 1930 
is as follows : — 

Motor Vehicle Accidents to Persons 



Pedestrians by autos 
Pedestrians by motor cycles 
Pedestrians near street cars 
Occupants of autos . 
Occupants of autos at railroad 
Occupants of motor cycles 
Bicycle riders .... 
Occupants horse-drawn vehicles 
Coasters (on sleds) . 
Coasters (on wheels) 



crossings 



Persons 


Killed 


Persons 


Injured 


1929 


1930 


1929 


1930 


436 


438 


18,090 


15,413 


5 


3 


35 


32 


9 


4 


31 


32 


242 


281 


25,801 


26,688 


28 


22 


47 


31 


26 


16 


565 


589 


14 


13 


955 


812 


5 


9 


302 


257 


9 


7 


285 


333 


3 


2 





92 



Totals 



777 



795 46,111 44,279 



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Children Killed Children Injured 

1929 1930 1929 1930 

Boys . 137 116 7,294 7,163 

Girls 60 45 3,292 3,689 

Totals 197 161 10,586 10,852 

Number of Collisions 1929 1930 

Collision with pedestrian 17,585 14,587 

Collision with automobile 20,826 17,145 

Collision with horse-drawn vehicle 392 282 

Collision with railroad train 68 25 

Collision with street car 447 327 

Collision with fixed object 2,869 2,624 

Collision with bicycle 959 801 

Non-collision accident (car overturned) — 525 

Collision with motor cycle 557 574 

Collision with sled 255 319 

Collision with animal — 92 

Totals 43,958 36,301 

In the daytime 29,645 22,447 

After dark 14,313 13,854 

Totals 43,958 36,301 



Accident Report Letters 
As provided by Section 26, Chapter 90, General Laws, every operator of a 
motor vehicle in any manner involved in an accident in which any person is killed 
or injured is required to report in writing to the Registrar. The number of these 
accident reports received in 1930 was 38,374 as compared with 35,014 received 
in 1929. Under the requirements of Section 29, Chapter 90, General Laws, 16,970 
similar reports of accidents were received from Police Departments throughout the 
State in 1930 as against 17,186 received in 1929. 

Comparative Statement of Yearly Registrations, Licenses, Deaths, 
Injuries, Revocations and Suspensions* 



Year 
1910 
1911 
1912 
1913 
1914 
1915 
1916 
1917 
1918 
1919 
1920 
1921 
1922 
1923 
1924 
1925 
1926 
1927 
1928 
1929 
1930 



Number Number 
Automobiles Motor Cycles Total Regis- of Persons of Persons 



Registered 

31.360 

38,907 

50,132 

62,660 

77,246 

102,633 

136,809 

174,274 

193,497 

247,183 

304,538 

360,731 

449,838 

566,150 

672.315 

764,338 

826,224 

819,703 

883,595 

1.016.916 

1.008.476 



Registered 

3,358 

3,658 

5,034 

7,127 

8,161 

9,520 
10,713 
11,065 
12,862 
13,698 
15,142 
12,058 
11,675 
11.733 
10.778 
10.333 

9,215 

7.245 

6.656 

6,168 

4.642 



trations 

34,718 

42,565 

55,166 

69,787 

85,407 

112,153 

147,522 

185,339 

206,359 

260,881 

319,680 

372,790 

461,513 

577,883 

6*3,093 

774,671 

835,439 

826,948 

890.251 

1,023,084 

1,013,118 



Killed 

77 
110 
142 
188 
229 
294 
315 
438 
499 
582 
481 
544 
522 
578 
709 
755 
705 
693 
71.5 
777 
795 



Injured 

963 

1,248 

1,962 

2,923 

4,010 

6,197 

9,131 

7,282 

8,598 

16,287 

21,182 

11,487 

15,277 

16,217 

19,579 

25,736 

25,351 

31,721 

42.201 

46,111 

44,279 



Licenses 
Issued 

41,259 
51,950 
66,645 
81,034 
99,532 
133,935 
171,596 
214,229 
235,140 
297,968 
261,539 
380,519 
444.173 
536,819 
620.439 
698,378 
763,951 
814,094 
870,160 
944.338 
982,795 



Total Sus- 
pensions 
and Revo- 
cations 

283 

360 

546 

608 

858 

1,153 

1,396 

1,831 

2,343 

2,156 

2,944 

4,899 

8,369 

11,613 

14,154 

16,249 

18,705 

31,252 

40,814 

53,133 

52,954 



For Operat- 
ing Under 
Influence 
ofrLiquor 

22 
14 
56 
87 

131 

202 

320 

485 

553 

554 

888 
1,508 
2,460 
3,333 
4,395 
4,654 
4,863 
4.983 
5,071 
5,381 
5,052 



* While it may be noted that the number of persons killed shows an increase over 1929, while 
at the same time there was a decrease in motor vehicles registered, it should be remembered 
that this decrease in motor vehicle registrations is due to a falling off in the number of reissues 
as, according to the number plate record, there were actually 20,000 more sets of plates issued 
in 1930 than in 1929. Further, the receipts from the gasoline tax plainly indicate that the 
total number of miles traveled bv motorists over our highways in 1930 was greatly in excess 
of that of the previous year, which fact also has a specific direct bearing on the unfortunate 
increase in fatalities. 



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Investigations and Prosecutions by Inspectors 

Investigations were made under the direction of the Chief Inspector relative to 
fatal and non-fatal accidents, headlight violations, inspection of garages, miscellane- 
ous complaints and the prosecution of motorists in court. The work of the 
inspectors is indicated by the following tabulation on the classification of re- 
ports : — 

Classification of Reports 

1929 1930 

Accidents, fatal 747 761 

Accidents, non-fatal 2,455 3,319 

Accidents, brief reports ' 1,445 1,597 

General reputation 3,302 3,893 

Miscellaneous 6,194 7,037 

Totals 14,143 16,607 

Complaints filed 10,178 6,426 

Garages inspected 2,897 6,010 

Headlight and other violations report 48,693 37,294 

Prosecutions conducted 825 594 

Amount of fines $38,765 $28,334 

Revocations and Suspensions 

1929 1930 

Licenses suspended 12,120 11,633 

Licenses revoked 4,014 3,740 

Rights suspended 4,174 4,014 

Certificates suspended 9 9 

Certificates revoked 30,500 31,471 

Certificates and licenses suspended 45 55 

Certificates and licenses revoked 2,046 1,841 

Certificates revoked and rights suspended 157 148 

Rights in Massachusetts suspended 68 43 

Totals 53,133 52,954 

Resulting from investigations 16,040 12,429 

Resulting from Court convictions 9,985 9,096 

Resulting from Police complaints 1,755 1,856 

Resulting from Judge's complaints 46 33 

Resulting from State Police complaints 199 676 

Resulting from Insurance cancellations 25,108 28,864 

Totals 53,133 52,954 

Character of Offenses 

1929 1930 

Reckless and endangering 2,209 2,034 

Liquor convictions 4,575 4,302 

Going away after accidents 474 425 

Without authority 669 734 

Racing 6 2 

Improper person, liquor 806 750 

Improper person 5,570 5,357 

Improper operation 8,297 7,661 

Two overspeeds 381 362 

Three overspeeds 34 24 

Insurance cancellations . . 25,108 28,864 

Insurance convictions 382 351 



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Character of Offenses 2929 1930 

Improper equipment, miscellaneous 1,685 412 

Improper equipment, brakes 219 187 

Improper equipment, lights 1,793 637 

Deaths (fatal accidents) 765 772 

Other offenses 160 80 

Totals 53,133 52,954 

Formal hearings 6,751 5,789 

Court recommendations adopted : — 

Liquor 

Reckless and endangering 58 79 

Going away after accidents 17 14 

Without authority 1 

Totals 76 93 

Persons whose licenses were suspended or revoked and who had 

to pass examination in order to have them returned . . 4,077 4,215 

Analysis of Court Abstracts Received 

1929 1930 

Number of courts forwarding abstracts 95 95 

Total abstracts received 57,025 57,851 

Number of abstracts recording convictions 46,448 41,165 

Offenses 

(Analysis of convictions, not including appeals) 

Overspeeding 14,940 14,283 

Reckless 43 21 

Operating under influence of liquor 4,527 3,115 

Using auto without authority 1,046 821 

Endangering lives 2,781 1,885 

Not stopping after causing injury 797 556 

Without license 3,852 2,878 

Without registration certificate 1,302 1,024 

Unregistered vehicle 370 250 

Improper display or no register number 268 176 

Refusing to stop on signal 503 453 

Unlighted lamps 1,649 688 

Not signalling 34 2 

Dazzling lights 1 — 

Operating within 8 ft. of street car 244 202 

Violation of Metropolitan Park Rules 1,393 1,096 

Operating after suspension or revocation of license . . . 534 372 

Larceny 191 145 

Manslaughter 1 — 

Miscellaneous 3,100 3,057 

Lenses not approved 68 — 

No reflector 2 7 

Racing 6 2 

Operating after reg. certificate revoked 25 11 

No rear light 372 89 

Not displaying lights 156 127 

Violation spot-light law 2 — 

Improper lights 559 583 

Brakes not as required by law 435 399 



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1929 1930 

Violation of Insurance Law 449 262 

Not slowing down approaching pedestrian 36 39 

Not slowing down at intersecting way 5,472 7,242 

Violation of law of road . . . 1,159 1,344 

Perjury — — 

Making false statements on license application falsely imper- 
sonating or conspiring to obtain a license 90 9 

Loaning a license to another 5 3 

Allowing intoxicated person to operate 13 5 

No windshield cleaner 1 — 

Attempted larceny 22 19 

Totals 46,448 41,165 

Used Car Section 
(Motor Vehicle Identification) 

The Used Car Section indexes cars reported stolen, lists the sales of used cars, 
investigates the history of cars sold bearing obliterated, defaced or changed 
engine and makers' numbers, and advises the owners of cars registered under the 
incorrect engine and makers' numbers where to find the correct numbers on the 
cars. 

The work of this section is summarized in the following tables: 

Dealers 

1929 1930 

Total number of first class dealers reporting 1,304 1,327 

Total number of second and third class dealers reporting . 450 460 

Total number making reports to this office 1,754 1,787 

Reports 

Approximate number of individual reports received daily . 450 300 

Approximate number of dealers' reports received daily . . 1,500 1,000 

Motor Vehicles Stolen 

Number stolen in Boston 4,112 4,879 

Number stolen in Massachusetts (including Boston) . . . 7,850 8,389 
Number reported stolen from various sources throughout the 

country, including Massachusetts 21,194 25,300 

Number recovered through information furnished by this office 345 344 

Engine and Serial Numbers 

Engine numbers assigned to cars 65 24 

Certificates issued authorizing the replacement of engine num- 
bers 1,474 847 

Certificates issued authorizing the replacement of serial num- 
bers . . 2,223 1,552 

Certificates issued authorizing the replacement of both engine 

and serial numbers 75 10 

Total number of authorization certificates issued .... 3,772 2,409 

Eastern Conference of Motor Vehicle Administrators 

Representatives of the department attended meetings of the Eastern Conference 
of Motor Vehicle Administrators in May at Washington, D. C. and in October 
at Asheville, N. C; also the 19th annual Safety Congress of the National Safety 
Council held in Pittsburgh, September 29th to October 3rd. 



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Analysis of Receipts 

The fees received for the year 1930, together with the number of certificates 
of registration issued in each classification and the number of licenses granted, etc., 
are shown in the following table : — 

Certificates of registration: 

Passenger cars (including taxicabs) 890,144 $2,802,266 75 

Commercial cars 114,918 1,234,055 05 

Busses 3,414 81,208 25 

Trailers 701 33,169 00 

Motor cycles 4,642 6,600 75 

Manufacturers or dealers (including repairers) . . . 3,112 9,300 00 

Manufacturers or dealers additional cars (including re- 
pairers) 20,922 62,560 00 

Licenses to operate: 

Original licenses 90,882 at $2 00 — 181,764 00 

Renewal licenses 891,913 at $2 00 — 1,783,826 00 

Examinations 86,792 at $2 00 $173,584 

Re-examinations 35,800 at $1 00 35,800 

Total examinations .... 122,592 209,384 00 

Copies of certificates and licenses 

furnished 44,042 at $1 00 44,042 00 

Duplicate number plates furnished . 7,927 at $1 00 7,927 00 

Lens approval applications ... 15 at 50 00 750 00 

Miscellaneous receipts, auto lists, process fees, etc. . . 5,765 71 

Total amount of fees $6,462,618 51 

Motor Vehicle fees rebated (deducted) .... 76,523 66 

Net fees $6,386,094 85 

Court fines received by the Treasurer and Receiver 
General 657,964 06 

Total receipts credited Highway Fund account, 1930 $7,044,058 91 

Expenses of the Registry of Motor Vehicles 

The cost of running the Registry of Motor Vehicles for the year 1930 was 
$1,51 1,043.20, which was 23.6 per cent of the net fees collected. This cost, deducted 
from the receipts for the year, left the sum of $5,533,015.71 available for legisla- 
tive appropriation for highway work. 

Analysis of Expenditures for the Fiscal Year 1930 

Personal services: 

Regular payroll $873,439 06 

Overtime 16,901 80 

$890,340 86 

Supplies : 

Books, maps, etc $1,138 39 

Typewriter supplies 3,432 84 

Adding machine repairs and supplies ... 56 51 

Other supplies 4,046 02 

Stationery 23,378 50 

Typewriter repairs 10719 

Other repairs 800 93 

$32,960 38 

Equipment and furniture : 

Typewriter machines $3,629 81 

Adding machines 1,112 54 



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Other machines 

Desks 

Bookcases, tables, etc 

Filing cabinets 

Chairs 

Dictograph 

Partitions (Boston) 

Branches — Counter, safes 

Electric fans 

Headlight and brake testing equipment 
Uniforms 



$3,268 91 




1,995 76 




3,119 71 




12,902 60 




1,350 8,3 




1,270 92 




1,852 00 




1,648 65 




251 35 




581 51 




5,061 97 






$38,046 56 




$1,875 91 




39,253 89 




6,620 07 




59 87 




113,815 94 




1,634 18 




356 10 




4,849 51 






$168,465 47 



Traveling expenses: 

Officials 

Employees 

Aviation 

Automobiles (hired) .... 

Automobiles (owned by employees) 

Automobiles (owned by state) 

Maintenance of 10 automobiles 
Replacement of 1 automobile 
Purchase of 9 automobiles . 



Other services and expenses: 

Expressage $2,313 03 

Postage 84,202 79 

Printing 

Aviation printing 82 65 

Other reports 1,570 09 

Other printing • . . 13,744 83 

Telephone 7,315 38 

Premium on bonds of employees . . . . 376 29 

Rent 46,350 00 

Cleaning and janitor services 1,274 00 

Rat extermination 234 00 

Labor 541 80 

Number plates 172,822 09 

Auto lists 10,000 00 

Sundries . 267 72 

Towels and soap 1,054 35 

Water and ice 1,063 20 

Branch offices: 

Rent, telephone, lighting, fuel and heating . 26,059 26 

Labor and services 4,979 15 

Supplies and expenses 4,641 70 

$378,892 33 

Publicity for Safety Work 

Labels $1,737 02 

Paper 7 86 

Personal services 57 00 

Posters 267 19 

Sundries 268 53 

$2,337 60 

$1,511,043 20 
Summary 

Personal services $890,340 86 

Expenses 618,364 74 

Publicity for safety work 2,337 60 

Total expenses v . $1,511,043 20 



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RELATING TO WATERWAYS AND PUBLIC LANDS- 
BOSTON HARBOR 

The Commonwealth Flats at South Boston 

Commonwealth Pier No. 5 

During the year the Department has carried on the usual work of maintenance 
and miscellaneous repairs, including repairs to iron ladders, sprinkler system, heat- 
ing system, Kinnear and Ogden doors, roofs, the placing of signs at the outer end 
of the pier and the erection and painting of flag poles. 

Work under contract of Nov. 27, 1929, with William H. Ellis and Son Company 
for repairs to the timber platforms, was completed Feb. 8, 1930, at a contract 
cost of $1,711.44. 

The furnishing and laying of a two-inch wearing surface of bitulithic pavement 
on portions of the pier floors, chiefly on the driveway on the second floor of the 
west shed, was completed Dec. 28, 1929, under contract of Nov. 27, 1929, with 
Reynolds Bros., Inc., at a contract cost of $6,561.25. 

Additional valves and indicator posts were placed on the fresh water and fire 
service mains of the pier under contract of Nov. 27, 1929, with M. De Sisto 
Company. The work was completed Mar. 27, 1930, at a contract cost of $1,379.96. 

In December complaint was received from the White Star Line that certain 
portions of the west berth adjacent to the pier were too shallow for deep draft 
vessels of that Line. As the soundings taken indicated shoals, a contract was 
made on Jan. 7, 1930, with the Bay State Dredging and Contracting Company to 
dredge the east and west docks at the pier to a depth of 40 feet at mean low 
water for the full length of the docks with a width of 30 feet alongside the pier 
and parallel to it, at a contract price of 84.5 cents per cubic yard. The work 
was completed July 1, 1930, at a contract cost of $21,346.39. 

Steel office partitions were placed in Room 350, on the second floor mezzanine 
on the east side of the pier, under contract of Dec. 24, 1929, with E. F. Hauser- 
man Company, Inc., at a contract price of $1,816. This work was completed 
Jan. 24, 1930. 

At the request of the Waldorf System, Inc., now operating the restaurant at 
the pier, a refreshment booth near the main entrance to the Registry of Motor 
Vehicles was built under contract of Jan. 7, 1930 with Carl S. Helrich, at a 
contract cost of $887.74. This work was completed Feb. 1, 1930. 

On Apr. 29, 1930, a contract was made with Hill and Delaney for the removing 
of existing doors and frames from nine doors leading to the open observatory on 
the second floor of the outer end of the pier, for their replacement by new doors 
and frames, and for the reglazing of broken lights of glass in adjacent Fenestra 
sash. This work was completed June 2, 1930, at a contract cost of $1,179. 

The removal of the 2 -inch plaster wall above the second floor at the harbor 
end of the pier, the construction of a new wall of gunite slab, the repairing and 
waterproofing of the fenestra sash in a part of the walls at the sides and at the 
end, and the installation of steel plates to serve as water drips over certain win- 
dows on the sides of the pier, were authorized by contract of June 10, 1930, with 
Maurice M. Devine. This work was completed July 30, 1930, at a contract 
cost of $5,005.26. 

It has become necessary this year to provide additional offices at the pier for 
the use of the engineering force and to make additions and alterations to the 
offices occupied by the Registry of Motor Vehicles. On Aug. 26, 1930, a contract 
was made with Carl S. Helrich to build additions to the engineering offices at an 
estimated cost of $18,067.50. This work is now nearing completion. A contract 
dated Sept. 2, 1930, has been made with M. Slotnick Company for additional 
offices and for alterations to offices at the Registry. This work was completed 
Nov. 21, 1930, at a contract cost of $15,608.09. 

Ramp and D Street 
Work under contract of Nov. 27, 1929, with M. De Stefano and Sons, Inc., 
for relaying the present granite blocks on a concrete base, resetting the curbing 



84 P.D. 54 

and relaying the brick sidewalks over the solid filled portion of the ramp con- 
necting the Viaduct with D Street and over that portion of D Street between 
the ramp and Northern Avenue, was completed Apr. 11, 1930, at a contract cost 
of $15,738.18. 

Development of Land South of Summer Street 

During the year the seven sections in Storehouse No. 1 on E Street, and 
sections J and K of Storehouse No. 2 on D Street, have been occupied by the 
Wiggin Terminals, Inc. Section H of Storehouse No. 2 is used by the Economy 
Grocery Stores Corporation under lease of May 24, 1929, for a term of five years 
from June 1, 1929. The remaining sections of Warehouse No. 2 are used by 
the Department. 

Work under contract of Nov. 27, 1929, with Maurice M. Devine for placing a 
cement plaster surfacing one-half inch thick on the tile walls of sections H, J and 
K, was completed May 21, 1930, at a contract cost of $1,046.89. 

On May 6, 1930, a contract was made with Michael Solimando to rebuild 700 
linear feet of the timber platform on the westerly side of Storehouse No. 1. The 
work was completed July 15, 1930, at a contract cost of $8,166.08. 

Other miscellaneous repairs have been made, including work upon the fire 
sprinkler system and upon the roofs of the warehouses. 

Northern Avenue Sea Wall 

The settlement of the stone riprap along the front of the sea wall bordering 
Northern Avenue easterly of the Fish Pier, made necessary this year the placing 
of additional riprap to protect the pile foundations of the wall. On Nov. 18, 1930, 
a contract was made with William Farrell to furnish and place about 600 tons of 
stone riprap along the toe of the wall, at a contract price of $4.73 for each ton 
of riprap in place. This work is now in progress. 

Grasselli Wharf 

The lease to the Grasselli Chemical Company of a parcel of land and a wharf, 
with the adjacent dock, at South Boston, for a term of ten years, expired Apr. 
30, 1930. 

Under date of Oct. 1, 1930, this property and an adjacent wharf, with the dock 
between the wharves, were leased to the Atlantic Radio and Marine Company, 
Inc., until Mar. 31, 1935, with an option of renewal for a further period of five 
years at the expiration of the present term. 

A contract was made Oct. 28, 1930, with Maurice M. Devine for furnishing 
labor and equipment for painting by spraying under compressed air the exterior 
of the piershed on this wharf, and the exterior of the garage under the viaduct, 
for the lump sum of $595. This work is now in progress. 

Staples Wharf 

The wharf belonging to the Commonwealth at South Boston, formerly leased 
to the Staples Coal Company, has been for some time in need of repair. During 
the year negotiations begun by the Boston Fish Market Corporation for the use 
of the premises made it advisable to put the property into better condition. 

A contract was made on July 15, 1930, with the J. S. Packard Dredging Com- 
pany for dredging the westerly dock to a depth not less than 16 feet at mean low 
water at the following prices: for dredging and disposing of the dredged material, 
50 cents per cubic yard scow measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders, 
$15 per cubic yard. This work was completed on Aug. 29, 1930, at a contract cost 
of $3,040.50. 

On July 15, 1930, a contract was made also with the Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company for furnishing, placing and fastening fender logs on the 
west side of the wharf, at the following prices : for furnishing, preparing and placing 
floating fender logs, $3.53 per linear foot of fender log in place; for furnishing 
and attaching each chain complete, $52 for each chain placed in the work. This 
work was completed Sept. 11, 1930, at a contract cost of $1,426.75. 

Proposals were received Nov. 25, 1930, for replacing and fitting fender piles, 



P.D. 54 85 

main piles, girder caps and stringers and for repairs to the deck planking at this 
pier. No contract has yet been executed for this work. 

The Commonwealth Flats at East Boston 
Aircraft Landing Field 

The greater part of the area reclaimed by the Commonwealth at East Boston 
is now occupied by the City of Boston as an airport. On Aug. 10, 1928, under 
authority of Chapter 64 of the Resolves of that year, the Department leased to 
the City approximately 5,717,000 square feet of land for this purpose. The use 
of an additional area of 4,210,760 square feet was authorized by a lease executed 
July 14, 1930, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 53 of the Resolves 
of 1930. 

The use of these areas by the City is, however, subject to certain rights of 
occupancy and use granted by previous agreements to the Federal Government. 
The lease to the War Department under date of June 3, 1922, has been renewed 
to June 30, 1931, in accordance with the terms of a supplementary agreement 
made Dec. 27, 1926, extending the renewal option to June 30, 1937, by yearly 
renewals. To the Navy Department a lease of June 16, 1924, gives the option 
of continuing by annual renewals the use of its present area to June 30, 1932. 

Reclamation of Flats 

The work of dredging and filling at East Boston under contracts made by the 
Department for the purpose of reclaiming flats has been in abeyance since 1923. 
Between that time and Nov. 30, 1930, approximately 1,990,000 cubic yards of 
material dredged from various locations in the harbor have been deposited in the 
receiving basin. In the year ending Nov. 30, 1930, approximately 160,000 cubic 
yards were deposited upon flats northerly of Governor's Island. The Common- 
wealth has now reclaimed about 150 acres of land at East Boston. 

During the year conferences have been held with the city authorities and with 
other organizations interested in the extension of the reclamation work for the 
purpose of making a larger area available for the Airport. On account of the large 
expenditure involved the Department has been unable to make definite plans in the 
matter. The city of Boston under authority of a license granted in October, has, 
however, begun filling an area in tide water adjacent to the easterly boundary of 
the Airport. 

Commonwealth Pier No. 1, East Boston 

During the year the east and west docks of the pier have been used by the 
Eastern Steamship Lines, Inc., for their steamers not in service. 
No major repairs to the pier have been needed this year. 

Areas in Tide Water Ceded to Federal Government 

Three tracts of tide water land of the Commonwealth in Boston Harbor were 
conveyed by the Department under date of October 1, 1930, to the Superintendent 
of Lighthouses to be used for the erection and maintenance of lights as aids to 
navigation. An area at Pig Rock, near the entrance to Weymouth Fore River 
in Hull; a tract at Peddock's Island Channel Light No. 2, near Sunken Ledge 
Beacon, in Hull, and one at Fore River Channel Light No. 2 A on Weymouth Fore 
River, Weymouth, were ceded by this action to the Federal Government. 

Bird Island Anchorage Basin 

During the year further repairs became necessary to dolphins at this basin. 
On Mar. 18, 1930, a contract was made with A. A. Hersey and Son Company to 
replace old and broken oak piles in dolphins "A" and "B" and to rebind the two 
dolphins with wire rope, at the following contract prices: for removing old piles 
and furnishing, driving and fitting new oak piles, including all incidental work, $74 
for each pile removed and replaced; for furnishing and binding each dolphin with 
wire rope, including all incidental work, $33.50 for binding each dolphin. This 
work was completed May 14, 1930, at a contract cost of $733. 



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Grand Junction Wharves or Cunard Docks 

Early in the year complaints were received by the Department regarding shoal 
spots in the area between the Cunard docks and the main ship channel in Boston 
Harbor, and requests were made for dredging to deepen the area. 

On July 15, 1930, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company to dredge the area between the Cunard docks and the main 
ship channel to a depth of 35 feet at mean low water, at the following prices: 
for dredging and disposing of dredged material, 44.5 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. This 
work is now in progress. 

India, Central and Long Wharves 

Hearing was held Jan. 29, 1930, upon a petition of the Eastern Steamship Lines, 
Inc., for dredging the area between the main ship channel in Boston Harbor 
and wharves used by the steamships of the petitioner. In the following month 
the owners of Lewis Wharf, Long Wharf and Commercial Wharf asked for dredg- 
ing between these wharves and the main ship channel. The expenditure involved 
was too large to allow the Department to carry out more than a part of the work 
requested. 

On July 15, 1930, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company to dredge an area between India, Central and Long Wharves 
and the main ship channel to a depth of 25 feet at mean low water, at the fol- 
lowing prices: for dredging and disposing of the dredged material, 36 cents per 
cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per 
cubic yard. This work is now in progress. 

Dredging Opposite U. S. Immigration Station 

In March the Department received a request from the Bethlehem Shipbuilding 
Corporation, Ltd., for dredging southerly of the Simpson Works at East Boston 
to remove a shoal area in front of the U. S. Immigration Station. This shoal, a 
part of the westerly end of Bird Island Flats, interfered with the safe and con- 
venient access of snipping to the floating dry dock of the corporation. 

On Sept. 2, 1930, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company to dredge this shoal area to a depth of 18 feet at mean 
low water for a distance of approximately 800 feet and a width of 150 feet, at 
the following prices: for dredging and disposing of the dredged material, 55 cents 
per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. This work is now in progress. Toward the cost of the dredging 
a contribution of $10,000 was made by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, 
Ltd. 

Hough's Neck, Quincy 

Hearing was held on Jan. 29, 1930, upon the petition of the Mayor of Quincy, 
and others, for dredging a channel with basins at its inner end, in front of the 
Yacht Clubhouse and the public landing at Hough's Neck. 

On Nov. 25, 1930, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company to dredge a channel 60 feet wide and about 1,200 feet long to 
a depth of 8 feet at mean low water, a basin approximately 350 feet long and 
150 feet wide to a depth of 8 feet at mean low water, and a basin 300 feet 
long and 150 feet wide to a depth of 6 feet at mean low water. The contract 
prices for the work are: for dredging and disposing of dredged material, 49 cents 
per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

Toward the cost of this dredging a contribution of $4,000 has been made by 
the city of Quincy. The work is now in progress. 

Neponset River, Boston 

A contract was made on Nov. 5, 1930. with the Bav State Dreddng and Con- 
tracting Company to dredge an area in Neponset River in front of property of 



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the Frost Coal Company to a depth of 10 feet at mean low water, and a channel 
from the northeasterly end of the area to a depth of 13 feet at mean low water. 
The contract prices for the work are: for dredging and disposing of dredged 
material, 74 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing 
of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. Dredging under this contract has not yet begun. 

Savin Hill Bay and Dorchester Bay Dredging 

Dredging under contract of July 16, 1929, with the Trimount Dredging Com- 
pany was completed July 10, 1930, at a contract cost of $116,967.20. 

In carrying out the work in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 317 of 
the Acts of 1929, a steep bank was left by the hydraulic dredge at Coulter's Beach 
on Freeport Street. As this created a condition dangerous for children using the 
beach, it was necessary to fill the depressions and provide an even slope at this 
shore. 

On Nov. 25, 1930, a contract was made with Henry N. Worthington to furnish 
and place about 3,000 cubic yards of sand or sand and gravel at Coulter's Beach 
at a contract price of $1.20 for each cubic yard placed. This work is now in 
progress. 

The statute authorizing the dredging provides that of the appropriation of $147,- 
500 made for the work, the sum of $28,125 is to be paid from the Port of Boston 
receipts, and the remainder, considered a part of the cost of the Old Colony 
Boulevard, is to be divided so that $59,687.50 is paid from the Highway Fund 
and an equal amount assessed upon the cities and towns of the Metropolitan 
District. 

Town River, Quincy 

The work of dredging in Town River under contract of Sept. 17, 1929, with 
the Bay State Dredging and Contracting Company was completed Mar. 7, 1930, 
at a contract cost of $54,325.81. Toward this cost a contribution of $14,750 was 
made by the city of Quincy before the work began. During the progress of the 
dredging additional contributions were made of $900 by Hester K. Butts and of 
$400 by F. D. Lawley, Inc. 

Weir River, Hull 

Hearing was held Jan. 29, 1930, upon the petition of the Selectmen of Hull for 
the deepening of the channel in Weir River from Hingham Bay to the wharf 
of the Nantasket Beach Steamboat Company. 

On Apr. 1, 1930, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company to dredge the channel in the river to a depth not less than 15 
feet at mean low water from a point opposite the westerly end of World's End 
to the basin at the steamboat wharf of the Nantasket Beach Steamboat Company, 
to provide a channel 160 feet wide throughout to the full depth of 15 feet at mean 
low water. The contract prices for the work were: for dredging and disposing 
of dredged material, 45 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing 
and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. This dredging is not yet completed. 
Toward the cost of the work a contribution of $20,000 was made by the town of 
Hull. 

Exchange of Areas Between the City of Boston and the Commonwealth 
Under the provisions of Chapter 264 of the Acts of 1928, an exchange of land 
and flats at Marine Park, South Boston, was made by deed of May 21, 1930, 
from the Commonwealth and deed of May 27, 1930, by the City. This exchange, 
which has been under negotiation for some years, gives the Commonwealth better 
access for industrial development to its land southerly of the Reserved Channel 
and between Marine Park and Castle Island, and gives to the City access to 
Castle Island and opportunity to extend the development of its park property. 

The deed from the Commonwealth grants also to the City portions of Fargo 
and E Streets at South Boston, upon condition that the City will lay out, construct 
and pave the areas conveyed. 

The Department, acting under authority of Section 2 of ChaDter 371 of the 
Acts of 1929, conveyed to the city of Boston by another deed of May 21, 1930, 



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two parcels of land at Nashua and Leverett Streets, Boston, for playground, bath- 
ing or similar purposes. 

These deeds were exchanged June 25, 1930, with an agreement dated May 27, 
1930, by the Mayor of Boston regarding the work in E and Fargo Streets, and 
with a check for $25,000 from said City to the Commonwealth. 

RIVERS, HARBORS, TIDE WATERS AND FORESHORES 
OUTSIDE OF BOSTON HARBOR 

For the improvement of rivers, harbors, tide waters and foreshores outside of 
Boston Harbor, in accordance with the provisions of section 11, chapter 91, Gen- 
eral Laws, an appropriation of $175,000 was made during 1930, with the following 
condition: — 

"provided, that all expenditures made for the protection of shores shall 
be upon condition that at least fifty per cent of the cost is covered by 
contributions from municipalities or other organizations and individuals 
and that in the case of dredging channels for harbor improvements at 
least twenty-five per cent of the cost shall be so covered." 

An appropration of $40,000 was also available during the year for the main- 
tenance of structures, and for repairing damages along the coast line or river 
banks of the Commonwealth, and for the removal of wrecks and other obstructions 
from the tide waters and great ponds. 

Petitions were filed with the Department during the year for surveys and im- 
provements in the following localities: Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth; Brant 
Rock, Marshfield; Cedar Point, Scituate; Centerville River, Barnstable; Cohasset 
Harbor, Cohasset; Connecticut River, Deerfield; Falmouth Heights, Falmouth; 
Herring River, Harwich; Lake Anthony, Oak Bluffs; Lake Tashmoo, Tisbury; 
Manchester Harbor, Manchester; Marion Harbor, Marion; Merrimack River, New- 
buryport; Phinney's Harbor, Bourne; Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth; Rock Harbor, 
Orleans; Rockport Harbor, Rockport; Scituate Harbor, Scituate; Waquoit Bay, 
Falmouth and Mashpee. 

Public hearings have been held, certain estimates of cost made, but no work 
has been done to carry out the improvements petitioned for in Cedar Point, 
Scituate; Cohasset Harbor, Cohasset; Connecticut River, Deerfield; Lake Anthony. 
Oak Bluffs; Lake Tashmoo, Tisbury; Marion Harbor, Marion; Merrimack River, 
Newburyport; Phinney's Harbor, Bourne; Rockport Harbor, Rockport; Waquoit 
Bay, Falmouth and Mashpee. 

Information relating to work previously done in various rivers and harbors of 
the Commonwealth may be found in the annual reports of the Board of Harbor 
and Land Commissioners, the Commission on Waterways and Public Lands, the 
Division of Waterways and Public Lands of the Department of Public Works and 
in the tables of the Appendix accompanying the present reDort. These tables show 
localities, character of work, appropriations and expenditures by the Common- 
wealth, and certain appropriations and expenditures by the Federal Government. 

An account of work done during the year 1930 for the improvement of rivers, 
harbors, tide waters and foreshores outside of Boston Harbor, follows: 

Allen's Harbor, Harwich 

Hearing was held on Jan. 29, 1930, upon the petition of E. Donald Dodge for 
dredging at the entrance to Allen's Harbor. At this hearing the Selectmen explained 
that an article had been inserted in the town warrant for the annual meeting to 
provide for a contribution toward the cost of dredging and of placing riprap at the 
northerly end of the jetty. 

An examination by the engineer showed the necessity for repairs and for further 
protective work. On Nov. 12, 1930, a contract was made with Joseph W. Nick- 
erson to furnish materials and to construct a timber fence about 100 feet long, to 
furnish and place about 70 tons of stone riprap in front of the timber fence, 
and about 50 yards of sand as backfilling against said fence, and to place about 



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400 tons of stone riprap along the easterly bank northerly- of the east jetty for 
a distance of about 250 feet. The contract prices for this work are: for each 
linear foot of fence measured in place, including the furnishing of all labor and 
materials and the performing of all excavation, backfilling and incidental work, 
the sum of $6.00; for each ton of riprap furnished and placed, including all grad- 
ing and incidental work, the sum of $4.65. 

Toward the cost of this work a contribution of $1,600 has been made by the 
town of Harwich. The work is now in progress. 

Amount expended during the year, $267.55. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1930, 
$26,733.27. 

Annisquam River, Gloucester 

During May a complaint was received from the Gloucester Chamber of Com- 
merce concerning an obstruction encountered by vessels in mid channel north 
of the Boston and Maine Railroad Bridge. Investigation showed that a boulder 
about 6 feet long, 3 feet wide, and 4^ feet high had in some way been deposited 
in the channel after the completion of the dredging in 1929. 

On June 20, 1930, a letter contract was made with Hall Brothers for the 
removal of the boulder. The work was completed July 9, 1930, at a contract 
cost of $400. 

Amount expended during the year, $523.49. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1930, 
$171,498.69. 

Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth 

The work of building an extension to the easterly jetty at Bass River, under 
contract of Nov. 19, 1929, with the Bay State Dredging and Contracting Com- 
pany, was completed May 3, 1930, at a contract cost of $24,318.45. 

On July 15, 1930, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company for dredging a channel 100 feet wide on the bottom and 6 feet 
deep at mean low water from the 6-foot contour in Nantucket Sound through 
the outer bar at the entrance to Bass River, for removing certain bars and shoals 
in the channel from the jetties to a point near the first highway bridge, and for 
dredging two anchorage basins on the Dennis shore of said river, at the following 
contract prices: for dredging channel and shoals and disposing of dredged material, 
58 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing of 
boulders, $20 per cubic yard; for dredging anchorage basins and disposing of 
dredged material, 55 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement. 

This work was completed Oct. 16, 1930, at a contract cost of $39,249.28. 

Contributions toward the cost of these projects have been made as follows: 

Town of Dennis $10,000 00 

Town of Yarmouth 10,000 00 

Individuals 95 00 

This dredging has provided a channel 100 feet wide, 1,000 feet long and 6 feet 
deep at mean low water from the entrance of Bass River into Nantucket Sound, 
has removed four shoals to a depth of 6 feet at mean low water from the river, 
and has given two anchorage basins on the Dennis shore in the upper part of the 
river below the highway bridge. These basins within the six foot contour have a 
total area of 4.39 acres. 

Amount expended during the year, $59,564.85. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1931, $176,526.08. 

Brant Rock, Marshfield 

The storm of Oct. 22 and 23, 1930, destroyed timber bulkheads and seriously 
weakened other protective work constructed by owners of property along the sec- 
tion of shore forming a promontory into the bay northerly of the sea wall built 
by the Commonwealth in 1924. To prevent further destruction and disastrous 
erosion of the shore during the winter, it became necessary to undertake some work 
at once. 

A contract was accordingly made on Nov. 25, 1930, with Philip B. Oakman to 



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place about 300 tons of heavy stone riprap and about 100 tons of stone chips to 
protect approximately 125 linear feet of bank and timber bulkhead, at a contract 
price of $3.85 per ton for stone in place. This work is now in progress. 

Amount expended during the year, $1,671.58. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1930, 
$26,427.66. 

Centerville River, Barnstable 

Hearing was held on Jan. 29, 1930, upon a petition of the Selectmen of Barn- 
stable, and others, for a survey and for the dredging of a channel from Gaff's 
Bridge eastward to a point near the Centerville Beach Club. 

On July 22, 1930, a contract was made with the Trimount Dredging Company 
for dredging by hydraulic process a channel 5 feet deep at mean low water, 50 
feet wide on the bottom and about 4,700 feet long, in Centerville River at Cen- 
terville, at the following contract prices: for dredging the channel and disposing 
of excavated material upon the marsh, upland and beach in specified locations, 
including the construction of necessary dikes and sluices, 35 cents per cubic yard 
measured in place; for removing and disposing of boulders, $10 per cubic yard. 

Toward the cost of this dredging a contribution of $10,000 was made by the 
town of Barnstable, and of $4,211.50 by individuals interested. No work has begun 
under this contract. 

Amount expended during the year, $679.37. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1930, 
$8,282.59. 

Duxbury Harbor, Duxbury 

Hearing was held Jan. 29, 1930, upon the petition of the Selectmen of Duxbury, 
and others, for dredging to remove shoals and to enlarge the present channel 
and basin in Duxbury Harbor. 

On Mar. 18, 1930, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company for dredging an area in Duxbury Bay, a portion to a depth of 
6 feet at mean low water and a part to a depth of 8 feet at mean low water. 
The contract prices for this work were: for dredging and disposing of the dredged 
material, 52 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing 
of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. Work was completed May 23, 1930, at a con- 
tract cost of $48,084.64. By this dredging the area of the anchorage basin in 
this harbor has been increased to a total of 10.8 acres. 

Toward the cost of the work a contribution of $25,000 was made by individuals 
and organizations interested. 

Amount expended during the year, $49,837.76. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1930, 
$92,653.35. 

Falmouth Inner Harbor 

Hearing was held Jan. 29, 1930, upon the petition of the Selectmen of Falmouth 
for dredging in Falmouth Inner Harbor. 

On May 13, 1930, a contract was made with William E. Burke for dredging 
about 10,000 cubic yards in the entrance channel to this harbor, to make the 
channel 100 feet wide on the bottom and 10 feet deep at mean low water* and 
the basin area 6 feet deep at mean low water. The contract prices for the work 
were: for dredging and disposing of dredged material, 45 cents per cubic yard, 
scow measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. 
The dredging was completed May 25, 1930, at a contract cost of $4,230.90. To- 
ward the cost of the work a contribution of $2,500 was made by the town of 
Falmouth. 

As the condition of the jetties at this harbor made repairs necessary, the 
work was carried out under three contracts. In accordance with a letter contract 
of Mav 16, 1930, with William E. Burke, about 50 tons of heavy stone riprap 
were placed in the westerly jetty at a contract cost of $475. 

Under a letter contract of the same date with Arthur K. Finney about 230 tons 
of stonechips were placed back of the timber fence easterly of the east jetty at a 
contract cost of $1,329.13. 

In July another letter contract was made with Arthur K. Finney to place a 



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timber capping upon the timber fence. The work was completed July 31, 1930, 
at a contract cost of $75. 

Amount expended during the year, $6,622. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1930, 
$150,396.26. 

Falmouth Shore Protection 

A petition was received in February from the Park Commissioners of Falmouth 
for the construction of a stone jetty extending seaward from the concrete sea 
wall built by the Commonwealth along Grand Avenue at Falmouth Heights. 

A contract was made on Apr. 15, 1930, with Arthur K. Finney for building a 
stone jetty and placing riprap in front of an existing concrete wall at Falmouth 
Heights, at the following contract prices: for furnishing and placing heavy stone 
and granite chips in jetty, $4.79 for each ton of 2,000 pounds; for furnishing and 
placing heavy stone riprap in front of the existing concrete sea wall, $4.79 for each 
ton of 2,000 pounds. This work was completed July 15, 1930, at a contract cost 
of $11,965.76. Toward this cost a contribution of $5,987.50 was made by the 
town of Falmouth. 

Amount expended during the year, $12,704.58. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1930, $70,667.71. 

Gloucester Inner Harbor 

Hearing was held on Jan. 29, 1930, upon the petition of the Gloucester Maritime 
Association, and others, for dredging in Gloucester Inner Harbor. 

On May 6, 1930, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company for dredging a channel 100 feet wide on the bottom to a depth 
of 17 feet at mean low water in this harbor, at the following contract prices: for 
dredging channel and disposing of dredged material, 39.8 cents per cubic yard, 
scow measurement; for removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. 
This dredging was completed Oct. 7, 1930, at a contract cost of $29,228.72. 
Toward the cost of the work a contribution of $7,500 was! made by the city of 
Gloucester. 

Amount expended during the year, $29,792.06. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1930, $148,786.71. 

Green Harbor, Marshfield 

Hearing was held on Jan. 29, 1930, upon the petition of the Selectmen of 
Marshfield, and others, for dredging and for repairs to the jetties at Green Harbor. 

The estimated cost of the work requested would require so large a contribution 
from the town, that legislation was necessary. By Chapter 199 of the Acts of 
1930, the town was authorized to borrow not exceeding $40,000 to pay its share 
of the cost of dredging and filling certain shore areas and constructing other 
necessary works at Green Harbor to improve the harbor for navigation and reclaim 
land for use as an aviation field. At a special town meeting held Sept. 5, 1930, 
the town voted to accept the provisions of the Act. 

The funds necessary to carry out the entire project have not been available 
this year. The condition, however, of the westerly jetty at the harbor entrance 
made it necessary to undertake some work for its protection before the coming 
of the winter storms. On Oct. 14, 1930, a contract was made with Owen W. 
Duffy Company to furnish material and build a timber fence about 660 feet long 
on the westerly side of the westerly jetty at the entrance to Green Harbor, at 
a contract price of $5.50 for each linear foot of fence measured in place, including 
the furnishing of all labor and materials and the performing of all excavation, back- 
filling and incidental work. This work is now in progress. 

Toward the cost of the work a contribution of $2,500 has been made by the 
town of Marshfield. 

Amount expended during the year, $2,404.91. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1930, 
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Gun Rock-Green Hill Sea Wall, Hull 

The work under contract of Nov. 19, 1929, with Bradford Weston for the 
construction of three spur jetties in front of the sea wall, was completed Dec. 17, 

1929, at a contract cost of $520.80. 

Amount expended during the year, $578.87. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1930, 
$38,485.08. 

Herring River, Harwich 

Hearing was held Jan. 29, 1930, upon the petition of the Selectmen of Harwich 
for dredging and for jetty extension in Herring River. 

On Aug. 26, 1930, a contract was made with the Trimount Dredging Company 
for dredging a channel 60 feet wide on the bottom and 6 feet deep at mean 
low water from the 6-foot contour in Nantucket Sound to the steel highway bridge 
over Herring River. The contract prices for this work are: for dredging channel 
and disposing of excavated material on the marsh and flats adjacent to the 
work, including the construction of necessary dikes and the removal of a section 
of the lower county bridge, 58 cents per cubic yard; for removing and disposing 
of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. This work is now in progress. Toward the cost 
of the dredging a contribution of $13,000 was made by the town and one of 
$12,600 by individuals interested. 

While this dredging was being carried on a request was made to the Department 
for the excavation of an anchorage basin below the Lower County Bridge. On 
Nov. 25, 1930, a contract was made with the Trimount Dredging Company to 
dredge an anchorage basin in the location desired to a depth of 6 feet at mean low 
water, at the following contract prices: for dredging and disposing of the dredged 
material on marsh and flats adjacent to the work, including the construction of 
necessary dikes, 40 cents per cubic yard; for removing boulders, $20 per cubic 
yard. This work is now in progress. Toward the cost of the dredging a contribu- 
tion of $4,000 was made by William H. Doble. 

Amount expended during the year, $27,820. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1930, 
$86,001.14. 

Manchester Harbor, Manchester 

Hearing was held on Jan. 29, 1930, upon the petition of the Selectmen of Man- 
chester for dredging to deepen the inlet just north of Tucks Creek in Manchester 
Harbor. 

On Apr. 15, 1930, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company for dredging an area in this harbor to a depth of 6 feet at mean 
low water, at the following contract prices: for dredging and disposing of dredged 
material, 43 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; for removing and disposing 
of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. This work, comprising the excavation of an 
anchorage basin of 1.7 acres, was completed June 14, 1930, at a contract cost 
of $11,930.89. Toward the cost of the dredging a contribution of $6,500 was 
made by the town of Manchester. 

Amount expended during the year, $12,518.91. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 

1930, $176,295.48. 

New Bedford State Pier 

The larger portion of this pier has been, since September, 1927, under lease 
to the Lamport Manufacturing Supply Company, Inc. 

The lease provides for the use by the Company of a specified portion of the 
pier for a period of ten years beginning Sept. 1, 1927, at a rental of $6,000 per 
year for the first five years, and of $10,000 per year for the five years following. 
The Company^ agrees by the terms of the lease to provide reasonable facilities 
for vessels desiring to use the present unenclosed area of the pier for water-borne 
commerce, as well as reasonable accommodation for loading and unloading cargro. 
The charges made for such uses of the pier are to be those established by the 
Department, effective since July 15, 1925. 

During the year minor repairs to buildings on the pier have been made, com- 
prising the replacing of galvanized iron flashing on a portion of the timber shed 
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Two transportation companies have occupied space this year in the Immigration 
Shed, the only building in the pier not included in the lease to the Lamport 
Manufacturing Supply Company, Inc. 

Amount expended for operation and maintenance during the year, $2,474.46. 

Income during the year, $7,621.58. Total expenditure for operation and main- 
tenance to Dec. 1, 1930, $53,188.55. 

Commonwealth Property at Plymouth 

An appropriation of $6,000 was made by the Legislature this year for the 
maintenance and repair of property at Plymouth acquired by the Pilgrim Tercen- 
tenary Commission and placed under the jurisdiction of the Department by vote 
of the Governor and Council on July 17, 1924.^ 

The work of replacing the timber deck of the State Pier was continued under 
a letter contract of Apr. 1, 1930, with George W. Starbuck by which labor and 
equipment were furnished by the contractor and material by the Commonwealth. 
The contract was completed May 3, 1930, at a cost of $821.95 for labor and 
equipment. 

Under a letter contract of Apr. 9, 1930, with Arthur K. Finney oak fender 
piles were driven at the State Pier at a contract cost of $385.70. 

On Nov. 25, 1930, a contract was made with Domenik Romano to furnish ma- 
terials and to build three concrete walks and a gravel walk, and to set about 430 
linear feet of straight granite curbing and about 72 linear feet of curved granite 
curbing on the driveway leading to the State Pier. The contract prices for this 
work are: for straight granite curbing set in place, $2.05 per linear foot; for 
curved granite curbing set in place, $2.25 per linear foot; for concrete walk com- 
plete in place, $2.25 per square yard; for gravel walk complete in place, $1.25 
per square yard. 

Amount expended during the year, $4,609.23. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1930, $35,687.08. 

Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth 

Hearing was held Jan. 29, 1930, upon the petition of the Selectmen of Plymouth, 
and others, for dredging in Plymouth Harbor. 

On May 20, 1930, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company for dredging an area in Plymouth Harbor to a depth of 6 feet 
at mean low water at the following contract prices : for dredging and disposing of 
the dredged material, 51 cents per cubic yard, measured in scows; for removing 
and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. Work was completed Nov. 20, 
1930, at a contract cost of $39,810.46. Under this contract an anchorage basin 
of 5.7 acres was excavated. Toward the cost of the dredging a contribution of 
$16,500 was made by the town of Plymouth and one of $4,500 by the Pilgrim 
Yacht Club. 

Amount expended during the year, $35,868.73. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1930, $318,555.35. 

Provincetown Tercentenary Commission 

During the year the land at Provincetown acquired by the Provincetown Ter- 
centenary Commission and placed under the control of the Department June 
23, 1926, has been cared for from funds appropriated for the use of the Province 
Lands. One employee of the Department has been kept at work during the 
summer to maintain this park in proper condition. 

Under date of Mar. 11, 1930, the Department conveyed by deed to the town 
of Provincetown for highway purposes four parcels of land acquired by the 
Provincetown Tercentenary Commission. 

Rock Harbor, Orleans 

Hearing was held Jan. 29, 1930, upon a petition of Charles R. Richardson, 
and others, for the removal of shoals and for dredging to extend the present 
entrance channel to Rock Harbor. 



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An examination made by the engineer indicated that the shoaling could be 
checked by removing certain excavated material placed upon the bank of the 
creek during previous dredging. On Apr. 2, 1930, a letter contract was made 
with Frank H. Barry for the removal of a part of this material and its distribu- 
tion over the marsh. This work was completed April 30, 1930, at a contract 
cost of $539.25. 

Amount expended during the year, $596.55. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1930, 
$20,667.51. 

Scituate Harbor, Scituate 

Hearing was held Jan. 29, 1930, upon the petition of the Selectmen of Scitu- 
ate, and others, for the dredging of anchorage basins in Scituate Harbor. 

On Apr. 29, 1930, a contract was made with the Bay State Dredging and 
Contracting Company to dredge two areas in Scituate Harbor, one to a depth 
of 6 feet at mean low water, the other to a depth of 12 feet at mean low 
water, at the following contract prices: for dredging and disposing of dredged 
material, 53 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement, for one area, and 75 cents 
per cubic yard, scow measurement, for the other; for removing and disposing 
of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. At the completion of the work on Aug. 7, 
1930, the area of the anchorage basin had been increased 3.19 acres and the 
width of the entrance channel increased about 100 feet, at a contract cost of 
$39,117.99. Toward the cost of the dredging a contribution of $20,000 was 
made by the town of Scituate. 

Amount expended during the year, $40,217.16. Total expenditure to Dec. 
1, 1930, $205,865.94. 

Scituate Sea Walls 

An examination in February of the sea walls at the Glades at North Scituate, 
indicated that the erosion of the beach during the winter had made necessary 
the placing of stone riprap along the toe of the wall. Under letter contract 
of Feb. 19, 1930, with Frank H. Barry this work was done at a contract cost of 
$1,203.42. 

Amount expended during the year, $1,379.92. 

West Bay, Barnstable 

Complaints were received by the Department in May regarding shoals in the 
entrance channel to West Bay. On July 11, 1930, a letter contract was made 
with the Bay State Dredging and Contracting Company for dredging about 
4,500 cubic yards of material from the entrance channel, at a contract price 
of 58 cents per cubic yard. This dredging was completed July 22, 1930, at a 
contract cost of $4,326.22. Toward this cost contributions amounting to $1,128.07 
were made by individuals interested. 

Amount expended during the year, $4,585.73. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1930, $114,517.57. 

West Harwich Shore Protection 

Work under contract of Oct. 29, 1929, with Edward E. Crowell and Isaiah 
Kelley for constructing about 2,250 linear feet of wire fence with spur jetties 
along the beach at West Harwich, was completed Feb. 24, 1930, at a contract 
cost of $5,728.10. 

Because of erosion during the spring along the beach at the location of 
the wire fence, about 230.95 tons of stone chips were placed back of the 
structure to check further damage. The cost of this work was $543.19. 

Amount expended during the year, $6,934.89. Total expenditure to Dec. 
1, 1930, $20,428.30. 

Wild Harbor, Falmouth 

Hearing was held Jan. 29, 1930. unon the petition of Edward N. Dahlborg, 
and others, for dredging in Wild Harbor. 

On May 6, 1930, a contract was made with the Trimount Dredging Com- 
pany for redredging the entrance channel and anchorage basin in Wild Harbor 
to a depth of 6 feet at mean low water and the enlargement of the basin 



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on the northerly and westerly sides, at the following contract prices: for dredging 
and disposing of the material on the shore, 57 cents per cubic yard, measured 
in situ; for removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. Toward 
the cost of this dredging a contribution of $5,000 was made by the town of 
Falmouth and a contribution of $5,000 by organizations and individuals interested. • 

The work under this contract is now in progress and will provide, when 
completed, an anchorage basin of 2.7 acres with a depth of at least 6 feet 
at mean low water. 

Amount expended during the year, $13,971.81. Total expenditure to Dec. 
1, 1930, $50,351.36. 

Witchmere Harbor, Harwich 

A survey of the entrance channel at Witchmere Harbor indicated considerable 
shoaling between the jetties near the outer end of the structures. On Nov. 
5, 1930, a contract was made with William E. Burke for dredging the entrance 
channel to this harbor to a depth of 6 feet at mean low water and a width 
of 60 feet on the bottom, at the following contract prices: for dredging and dis- 
posing of the dredging material, 60 cents per cubic yard, scow measurement; 
for removing and disposing of boulders, $20 per cubic yard. This work is now 
in progress. 

Amount expended during the year, $253.44. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 1930, 
$55,795.13. 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Great Ponds 

Jurisdiction over great ponds belonging to the Commonwealth was con- 
ferred upon the Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners by chapter 318, 
Acts of 1888. This act applies to ponds containing in their natural state ten 
or more acres of land. Authority to sell and convey or lease, subject to the 
approval of the Governor and Council, any of the islands owned by the State 
in great ponds was later given by chapter 379, Acts of 1904, now section 2, 
chapter 91, General Laws. 

During the year the Department has considered matters relating to: Alum 
Pond, Stockbridge; Bateman's Pond, Concord; Benson's Pond, Middleborough ; 
Billington Sea, Plymouth; Cedar Dell Pond, Dartmouth; Cedar Pond, Carver; 
Coonamesset Pond, Falmouth; Crosman's Pond, Kingston; Dunham Pond, Carver; 
Forest Lake, Methuen; Great Herring Pond, Plymouth; Great Pond, Otis; Harmon 
Pond, New Marlborough; Lake Archer, Wenham; Lake Mahkeenac or Stock- 
bridge Bowl, Stockbridge; Lake Massapoag, Sharon; Lake Nippenicket, Bridge- 
water; Lake Tashmoo, Tisbury; Lake Winthrop, Holliston; Larkum Pond, Otis; 
Little Alum Pond, Brimneld; Little Sandy Pond, Pembroke; Lovell's Ponds, 
Barnstable; Manchaug Lake, Douglas and Sutton; Maquan Pond, Hanson; Mary's 
Pond, Rochester; North Pond, Hopkinton and Milford; Nuttings Lake, Billerica; 
Oyster Pond, Edgartown; Round Pond, Falmouth; Skinequit Pond, Harwich; 
Spectacle Pond, Lancaster. 

During the year, surveys of the following great ponds have been made : — 

Manchaug Lake, Douglas-Sutton 

Area at time of survey 300.37 acres 

Area of natural pond 193.36 acres 

Area of flowed pond 412.3 acres 

The area of this pond is divided between the two towns as follows: — 

103.57 acres in Douglas 
89.79 acres in Sutton 
Maximum depth, 30.9 feet 

Harmon Pond, New Marlborough 

Natural pond area 23.06 acres 

Maximum depth 40.0 feet 



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North Pond, Hopkinton-Milford 

Area of flowed pond 230 acres 

Area of natural pond 48.6 acres 

Maximum depth 16.3 feet 

Flax Pond, Yarmouth 

Natural pond area 10.04 acres 

Maximum depth 31.7 feet 

Eagle Pond, Dennis 

Area of natural pond 9.5 acres 

Maximum depth 28.2 feet 

Amount expended during the year, $2,780.87. Total expenditure to Dec. 1, 
1930, $16,653. 

Access to Great Ponds 

During the year one petition relative to access to great ponds has been 
filed in accordance with the provisions of chapter 453 of the Acts of 1923. 

A petition of ten citizens of the Commonwealth for the establishment of a 
right of way to Dunham pond was presented to the Department on Nov. 
18, 1930, and has been assigned for public hearing before the joint board on 
Dec. 17, 1930. No further action will be taken until after the hearing. 

Province Lands 

The territory belonging to the Commonwealth known as the Province Lands 
at Provincetown comprises about 3,800 acres lying northerly and westerly of 
a line described in chapter 470, Acts of 1893. By the terms of this act the 
Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners was given general care and supervision 
of this area. 

Reclamation work under the direction of a superintendent has been carried 
on since 1894. To check the movement of the sand the barren dunes are first 
covered with brush or planted with beach grass. The grass is pulled in bunches 
about two inches thick and transplanted in rows about 4 feet apart and 6 
inches deep. The transplanted grass lives between three and four years. This 
work is followed and reinforced by the transplanting of trees and shrubs. 

During the year work on these lands has been continued in accordance with 
these methods. Five acres of sand dunes have been covered with brush and 
three acres of bayberry were transplanted to reinforce areas previously planted. 
In addition 20,000 native pines on the sod have been transplanted and 350,000 
seedlings of Scotch and Austrian pines planted. 

During the year a section of State Highway was extended across the Province 
Lands, connecting the road constructed in 1929, with the old State Highway 
leading north from Provincetown and so completing a circuit through the Province 
Lands. 

In September and October a series of forest fires broke out on the Province 
Lands resulting in the burning of several hundred acres. The amount of damage 
caused to growing trees cannot be easily determined until Spring, but it will 
probably be necessary to replant trees on a portion of the area burned. 

By Chapter 300 of the Acts of 1930 the Department is authorized and directed, 
for the purpose of preventing the breeding of mosquitoes in the Province Lands 
to lay out and construct a dike acress Race Run, and to do such other work 
as may be necessary, in consultation with the State Reclamation Board, at an 
expenditure not exceeding $20,000. 

On July 15, 1930, a contract was made with Frank H. Barry to construct a 
sand, marsh sod and timber dike about 3.200 feet long across Race Run at a 
contract price of $18,950. This work is now in progress. 

The conveyance by the Commonwealth to the Federal Government of a tract 
of land not exceeding nine acres, located westerly of the northerly end of the 
State Highway at Sea View, is authorized by Chapter 386 of the Acts of 1930, for 



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the purpose of providing a site for a Coast Guard Station. Consultations 
have been held regarding the exact limits of the area desired by the Coast 
Guard, but no deed has yet been signed. 

The sum of $301.85 has been paid into the State Treasury during the year 
from licenses issued for cultivating and picking cranberries on the bogs and for 
mowing meadows and from permits for occupying certain areas on these lands. 

Amount expended during the year, $19,705.64. Total expenditure to Dec. 
1, 1930, $145,777.92. 

State Boundary Lines 

Chapter 1 of the General Laws, section 4, requires that the Department of 
Public Works shall in the year 1925 and in every fifth year thereafter inspect all 
monuments or other marks defining the location of the boundary lines of the 
Commonwealth and if any of them have been injured, displaced, removed, or 
lost, the Department shall, in cooperation with persons duly authorized by the 
adjacent state, restore them or replace them with suitable stone monuments and 
in the same manner set suitable stone monuments at points not properly marked 
where the state boundary is intersected by the boundary of any county, city, 
or town in the Commonwealth, or by a highway or railroad. If officers of adjoin- 
ing States are required to make such inspection at other times, the Department may 
cooperate with them. 

The perambulations of the boundary line between the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts and the state of New York was made conjointly with William 
J. Henk, representing the state of New York, beginning July 8 and ending July 29, 
1930. All the marks were visited between the dates mentioned and, with one 
exception, were found to be in good condition and properly set. One bound was 
reset in concrete and a small portion of the line cut out to facilitate finding 
the bound in the future. 

The perambulation of the boundary line between the Commonwealth and the 
state of New Hampshire was made conjointly with Leslie C. Clark, representing 
the state of New Hampshire, between June 17, 1930, and July 3, 1930. All the 
marks were visited between the dates stated and were found, with one exception, 
to be in good condition and properly set. One monument was reset in concrete. 

The perambulation of the boundary line between the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts and the state of Vermont was made conjointly with Willard E. Walker 
and Edward W. Northrop, representing the state of Vermont, between June 3 
and August 31, 1930. All the marks were visited between the dates stated and, 
with three exceptions, were found to be in good condition and properly set. 
Three bounds were reset in concrete and a topographical sketch made of the 
location of Bound 5 showing an easy way to find the bound which has always 
been difficult to locate. 

Perambulation of the boundary line between the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts and the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations was made 
conjointly with Everett A. Kingsley, representing the state of Rhode Island, 
beginning September 10 and ending September 23, 1930. All the marks were 
visited between the dates stated and, with certain exceptions, found to be in 
good condition and properly set. The work of setting damaged monuments 
was in progress at the close of the fiscal year. 

The perambulation of the boundary line between the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts and the state of Connecticut was made conjointly with Henry 
R. Buck, representing the state of Connecticut, beginning August 5 and ending 
August 20, 1930. All marks were visited between the dates mentioned and, with 
one exception, the bounds were found to be in good condition and properly 
set. One bound was reset in concrete. 

Town Boundary Lines 

V 

During the year, at the request of the towns of Eastham and Wellfleet, 
a portion of the boundary line between these towns where it crosses tide 
water and Billingsgate Island was redetermined and marked with witness monu- 



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ments set on the mainland and on Billingsgate Island. Also a portion of the 
boundary line between Newbury and Rowley was run where the line crosses 
Plum Island and Plum Island River. 

Conserving and Equalizing the Flow of Water in Rivers and Streams 

By chapter 359, Acts of 1909, chapter 564, Acts of 1912, and chapter 84, 
Resolves of 1917, cooperation was established between the Commonwealth and 
the Water Resources Branch of the United States Geological Survey, so that 
results of work relating to the gauging of streams within the Commonwealth 
and other work of a similar character carried on by the said survey have been 
obtained for use by the Department and are available for other Departments 
of the Commonwealth. Toward the cost of this work the Department has paid 
during the year, $3,865.48. 

An inspection made during the year of all gauging stations makes it clear 
that many old and delapidated ones need to be rebuilt. To rebuild old stations 
and maintain existing ones will require an increase of at least $1,000 in the 
appropriation. 

Re-Establishment of Certain Triangulation Stations 

By section 33, chapter 91, General Laws, the Division is authorized to make 
such surveys and to do such other work as may be required by any order of 
the Land Court, to re-establish and permanently mark certain triangulation points 
and stations previously established in connection with the topographical survey 
of the Commonwealth, and the town boundary survey, which have been lost or 
destroyed, and to obtain the geographical position of such new points and stations 
as may be required from time to time by the Court. 

During the year the locations of the following triangulation points were 
determined and permanently marked on the ground and geographical positions 
furnished to the Land Court: 4 stations in Norwood, 4 in Dennis, 8 in Brewster, 
6 in Chatham, 18 in Nantucket and 2 in Bellingham. Amount expended during 
the year, $914.36. 

Licenses and Permits 

During the year 139 licenses were granted for work to be done in tide waters, 
great ponds, Connecticut River and Merrimack River and 110 permits for mis- 
cellaneous purposes. The Department also approved S3 permits granted by 
cities and towns for the construction and maintenance of fish weirs in tide 
water. 

DETAILS OF EXPENDITURES FOR WATERWAYS 

For Development and Improvement in Boston Harbor, 
1859-1930, Inclusive 
Payments To Nov. 30, 1929 1930 Total 

Boston Harbor $1,313,279 49 * 

Dredging and filling .... $64,289 45 

Maintenance of property . 751 06 

Special appropriation . . . 29,613 18 

Contribution 10,000 00 $1,417,933 18 

Commonwealth Flats, East Boston 3,087,515 ll 2 

Special appropriation . . . 5,811 72 3,093,326 83 

Commonwealth Flats, South Boston 4,872,123 69 — 4,872,123 69 

Castle Island 737,384 19 

^ Dredging and filling .... 1,437 52 738,821 71 

Commonwealth Pier No. 5, South 
Boston 
Construction 4,014,790 45 

1 Contribution by Quincy Market Cold Storage and Warehouse Corporation in 1921, $4,000.00. 

2 Appropriated by City of Boston in 1926, $10,000.00. 





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1930 


Total 


83,278 30 

22,050 36 

107,852 41 


6,001,893 69 



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Payments To Nov. 30, 1929 

Maintenance 467,614 64 

Dredging 

Operation and supervision . . 1,306,307 53 
Commonwealth Pier No. 1, East 
Boston 

Construction 1,199,703 23 

Operation and supervision . . 95,444 70 8,013 70 

Maintenance 13,335 18 1,316,496 81 

Commonwealth Pier No. 6, South 
Boston 

Construction 1,092,149 06 

Maintenance 51,937 90 1,144,086 96 

Dry Dock 3,169,651 15 ' 3,169,651 15 

Hayward Creek 385,959 61 2 385,959 61 

Mystic River 428,463 41 3 433 76 428,897 17 

Maiden River 32,268 70 4 32,268 70 

Chelsea Creek 60,519 88 42 00 60,561 88 

Commercial Point, Dorchester Bay 53,213 10 53,213 10 
Maintenance of Property of Com- 
monwealth (in addition to 

maintenance items listed above) 258,666 76 52,295 63 310,962 39 



$22,640,327 78 $385,869 09 $23,026,196 87 

Expenditures and Contributions for Improvement of Small Harbors and 
Channels Within Boston Harbor, Under the Direction of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works and Its Predecessors, from 1893 to 1930, 
Inclusive 

Contributions by 

Municipality Total 

Locality and Character of Work or Others Expenditure 

Cottage Park Channel, Winthrop, dredging . . $1,000 00 $22,012 08 

Dorchester, Easterly Shore, dredging and survey . 1,000 00 206,271 02 

Harbor View, dredging — 146 00 

Hingham Harbor, dredging 6,500 00 41,595 12 

Houghs Neck Channel, Quincy, dredging .... 7,500 00 30,092 76 

Island End River, Everett, survey — 264 10 

Jeffries Point Channel, dredging — 3,009 11 

Mystic River (near Lawrence and Wiggin Wharf), 

dredging . — 5,927 70 

Neponset River, dredging 10,000 00 102,302 10 

Old Harbor Cove, dredging — 10,520 48 

Orient Heights Channel, dredging — 45,412 38 

Pemberton Point, Hull, breakwater .... 60,000 00 90,520 98 

Pleasant Park Yacht Club Channel, dredging . . 3,000 00 14,513 92 

Point Allerton, Hull, sea wall 50,000 00 75,127 05 

Point Shirley, Winthrop, dredging — 3,71337 

Quincy Bay, dredging .... ... 7,150 00 71,263 17 

Shirley Gut, Boston and Winthrop, dredging . . — 2,110 96 

South Boston, Southerly Shore, dredging ... — 129,542 08 

Stony Beach, Hull, sea wall — 12,326 09 

Town River, Quincy, survey and dredging . . . 16,050 00 57,573 27 

1 $17,877.73 additional paid by State Treasurer from Development of the Port of Boston 
Loan Sinking Fund in settlement of claims. 

8 Contributions by Massachusetts Oil Refining Company and Bethlehem Ship Building Corpora- 
tion, $38,600; paid by State Treasurer for land taking, $3,725.27. 

3 Contribution by Merrimac Chemical Company, 1920, $15,000.00; 1922, $4,182.50; con- 
tribution bv Beacon Oil Co.. 19?0, $50,000.00. 

4 Expended by United States Government, $31,000; contribution b> Standard Oil Company of 
New York, $600.00. 



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Contributions by 

Municipality Total 

Locality and Character of Work or Others Expenditure 

Weir River, Hull, dredging $45,000 00 $198,195 48 

Wessagussett Channel, dredging — 815 20 

Weymouth Fore River, dredging 8,250 00 69,469 09 

Winthrop Harbor Channels, dredging .... 1,700 00 39,783 58 

$217,150 00 $1,232,407 09 

Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work 

from Dec. 1, 1929, to Nov. 30, 1930 

Location and Character of Work Contributions Expenditures 
Allen's Harbor, Harwich, timber fence, riprap and 

jetties $1,600 00 $267 55 

Annisquam River, Gloucester, dredging and removal 

of boulders — 523 49 

Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth, dredging and 

jetties 18,595 00 59,564 85 

Brant Rock, Marshfield, riprap — 1,671 58 

Cape Poge, Edgartown, survey — 160 54 

Centerville River, Barnstable, dredging . . . 14,211 50 679 37 

Cohasset Harbor, Cohasset, survey .... — 418 05 

Conservation of waters — 3,865 48 

Cotuit Harbor, Cotuit, dredging — 1,939 86 

Duxbury Harbor, Duxbury, dredging .... 25,000 00 49,837 76 

Falmouth Heights, Falmouth, riprap and jetty . . 5,987 50 12,704 58 

Falmouth Inner Harbor, Falmouth, dredging . . 2,500 00 6,662 00 

Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, dredging . . . 7,500 00 29,792 06 

Great Ponds, survey — 2,780 87 

Green Harbor, Marshfield, timber fence . . . 2,500 00 2,404 91 

Herring River, Harwich, dredging 29,600 00 27,820 00 

Hull, concrete jetties — 578 87 

Improvement of rivers and harbors, general ex- 
penses — 3.162 05 

Lake Tashmoo, Tisbury, survey ..... — 402 24 

Manchester Harbor, Manchester, dredging . . . 6,500 00 12,518 91 

Monument Beach, Bourne, survey .... — 326 40 

New Bedford State Pier, operation .... — 2,474 46 

Oak Bluffs, bulkhead and jetties — 8,332 24 

Plymouth Harbor, dredging 21,000 00 35,868 73 

Plymouth Memorial Park, maintenance ... — 4,609 23 

Province Lands, Provincetown, reclamation . . — 19,705 64 

Provincetown Harbor, survey — 170 94 

Rock Harbor, Orleans, excavating — 596 55 

Rockport Harbor, Rockport, survey .... — 164 70 
Scituate, shore protection: — 

Glades, North Scituate. riprap — 1.203 42 

North Scituate, Surf side, sea wall repairs . — 176 50 

Scituate Harbor, dredging and surveys . . . 20,000 00 40,217 16 

Sippican Harbor, Marion, survey — 608 49 

Water Conservation. — See Conservation of Waters 

West Bay, Barnstable and Osterville, dredging . . 1,128 07 4,585 73 

West Harwich. Harwich, shore protection . . — 6,934 89 

Wild Harbor, Falmouth, dredging 10,000 00 13.971 81 

Winthrop Shore, Winthrop, survey .... — 203 81 

Witchmere Harbor. Harwich, dredging .... — 253 44 

Wrecks and obstructions, removal of — 1,447 26 



$16J5,122 07 $359,606 42 



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Expenditures and Contributions from 1893 to 1930, Inclusive, for River 
and Harbor Work, Under the Direction of the Department of Public 
Works and Its Predecessors (Excepting Boston Harbor) 

Contributions by 
Municipality Total 

Locality and Character of Work or Others Expenditure 

Acushnet River, inspection and dredging ... — $119,792 10 

Aliens Harbor, Harwich, shore protection, jetties 

and riprap $9,827 50 26,733 27 

Aliens Pond, Dartmouth, survey — 195 95 

Angle Tree Monument, reservation .... — 1,306 22 

Annisquam River, Gloucester, dredging, removing 

ledges and riprap 13,250 00 171,498 69 

Apponagansett Harbor and River, Dartmouth, sur- 
vey, dredging and stone breakwater ... — 55,786 05 

Barnstable Harbor, Barnstable, dredging . . . 1,500 00 18,554 64 

Bass River, Beverly, dredging 55,535 75 81,075 56 

Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth, jetties, dredging 

and survey 22,595 00 176,526 08 

Beach Street, Scituate. — See Scituate 

Beverly Harbor, Beverly, dredging .... — 50,000 00 * 

Brant Rock, Marshfield, sea wall 6,556 60 26,427 66 

Brewster, Skaket, Inlet, survey — 617 19 

Bucks Creek, Chatham, jetties, survey and dredging 2,500 00 39,719 69 

Buzzards Bay, Falmouth, survey — 166 11 

Cape Poge, Edgartown, cut through beach, jetties 

and riprap 16,500 00 42,557 04 

Cataumet Harbor. — See Megansett Harbor 

Cedar Point, Scituate. — See Scituate 

Centerville River, Barnstable, dredging . . . 15,711 50 8,282 59 

Cohasset Harbor, Cohasset, breakwater and dredg- 
ing 33,691 88 97,064 44 

Concord River, Billerica, removing boulders . . 150 00 1,664 59 

Connecticut River, investigation of navigation and 

surveys — 8,878 96 

Connecticut River, Agawam, protective work . . — 18,814 42 

Connecticut River, Chicopee, survey, wall and riprap 640 00 25,789 02 

Connecticut River, Hadley, protective work, diver- 
sion wall and survey ... ... 5,000 00 118,740 95' 

Connecticut River, Hatfield, dikes and riprap . 1,000 00 51,238 61 

Connecticut River, Holyoke, dredging and protec- 
tive work 1,991 29 9,253 27 

Connecticut River, Holyoke, marking and lighting 

old piers — 1,195 32 

Connecticut River, Northampton, protective work — 1,524 20 

Connecticut River, Northfield, riprap .... — 9,028 90 

Connecticut River, South Hadley, wall . . . 1,000 00 7,379 58 

Connecticut River, Springfield and W r est Springfield, 

protective work — 12,510 08* 

Conservation of Waters, investigations ... — 71,630 02 

Cotuit Harbor, Barnstable, dredging, survey and 

bulkhead repairs . 13,183 38 83,243 85 

Cuttyhunk Harbor, Gosnold, jetties and dredging 9,000 00 70,754 18 

Deacons Pond Harbor. — See Falmouth Inner 
Harbor 

Duxbury Bay and Harbor, dredging .... 27,000 00 92,653 35 



1 SHO.OOO.OO expended by United States Government. 
'From 1KS8 inclusive. 
8 From 1891 inclusive. 



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Contributions by 

Municipality Total 

Locality and Character of Work or Others Expenditure 
East Bay, Osterville, jetties, dredging and removing 

scows '. m . $10,000 00 $70,924 23 

Edgartown Harbor, Edgartown, survey and cut in 

beach 300 00 3,496 64 

Ellisville Harbor, Plymouth, dredging and jetty re- 
pairs — 19,660 43 

Essex County beaches, survey — 1,000 00 

Essex River, Essex, dredging — 76,304 S3 1 

Fall River Harbor, improvement — 1,130 18 

Falmouth Heights, Falmouth, sea wall and riprap 22,210 04 70,667 71 
Falmouth Inner Harbor, dredging, jetties, wall and 

riprap 31,500 00 150,396 26 

First and Second Cliffs, Scituate. — See Scituate 

Fresh Water Cove, Gloucester, dredging . . . 3,300 00 17,477 53 

Gay Head, survey — 555 42 

Glades, North Scituate. — See Scituate 

Gloucester, Western Avenue, sea wall . . 35,000 00 60,000 00 
Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, dredging and remov- 
ing ledges 15,000 00 148,786 71 

Great Head, Winthrop. — See Winthrop Shore 

Great Ponds, survey — 16,653 00 

Green Harbor, Marshfield, jetties, dredging and 

survey 2,500 00 79,036 95 

Gun Rock Point, Hull, breakwater .... 16,135 41 . 77,939 33 

Harbor Cove, Gloucester, survey and dredging . 3,866 00 25,155 04 

Herring Creek, Scituate, survey — 253 76 

Herring River, Harwich, jetties, dredging and fence 32,100 00 86,001 14 

Herring River, Wellfleet, dikes and ditches . . 10,000 00 34,509 38 

Hoosac River, North Adams, excavation and survey — 21,271 67 

Housatonic River, Sheffield, survey .... — 2,011 29 

Hull, sea wall and jetties 8,882 06 38,485 08 

Humarock Beach, Scituate. — See Scituate 

Hyannisport, Barnstable, survey and breakwater 2,500 00 65,017 76 
Improvement of Rivers and Harbors, general ex- 
penses — 36,097 73 

Ipswich River, Ipswich, jetty, wall, riprap and 

dredging . . 3,800 00 59,079 55 

Kings Beach, Swampscott, removal of obstruction — 166 41 

Lake Anthony, Oak Bluffs, jetties and dredging . 5,000 00 75,531 24 

Lake Quannapowitt, Wakefield, investigation . . — 345 32 

Lake Tashmoo, Tisbury, survey — 402 24 

Lewis Bay, Barnstable, survey and dredging . . 18,809 29 66,631 28 

Little Harbor, Marblehead, dredging .... 2,500 00 11,166 16 

Little River, Gloucester, survey — 862 93 

Lobster Cove, Gloucester, dredging .... 4,500 00 61,603 36 
Lynn Harbor, Lynn, anchorage basin, survey and 

dredging 5,200 00 121,609 22 

Lynn Harbor and Saugus River, dredging and filling 37,500 00 163,431 53 
Manchester Harbor, Manchester, survey, jetties and 

dredging 76,500 00 176,295 48 

Mattapoisett Harbor, survey — 255 48 

Megansett Harbor, Bourne and Falmouth, dredging 12,730 00 52,116 66 
Menamsha Inlet, Chilmark and Gay Head, jetties, 

dredging, sea wall and riprap 2,700 00 116,992 11 

Merrimack River, investigation and survey . . — 1,208 50 

1 $5,000.00 expended by United States Government. 



P.D. 54 

Contributions by 
Municipality 

Locality and Character of Work or Others 

Mill River, Gloucester, survey and dredging . . $300 00 

Mitchell's River, Chatham, survey and dredging . 6,000 00 

Monument Beach, Bourne, survey .... — 

Nahant, survey — 

Namequoit River and Pleasant Bay, dredging . 5,500 00 

Nantucket, survey of Sesachacha Pond ... — 

Nantucket Harbor, dredging 5,000 00 

Nauset Harbor and Town Cove, Orleans, dredging 2,000 00 

New Bedford Harbor, dredging — 

New Bedford State Pier, pier shed and dredging . 13,446 74 1 

New Bedford State Pier, operation and maintenance — 

Newburyport Harbor, survey — 

Nobscusset Harbor, Dennis, breakwater, dredging 

and riprap 1,950 00 

North River, Marshfield, surveys and removing rocks 1,800 00 

North River, Salem, survey — 

North Scituate. — See Scituate 

Oak Bluffs, removing rocks — 

Oak Bluffs, sea walls, bulkhead and jetties . . 52,500 00 

Ocean Grove, Swansea, survey — 

Onset Bay, Wareham, survey and dredging . . 1,000 00 

Orleans, survey — 

Palmer's Pond, Falmouth, survey .... — 
Pamet River, Truro, survey, dredging and repair- 
ing jetties . 1,200 00 

Paskamansett River, Dartmouth, dredging and jetty — 

Penikese Island, Gosnold, pile wharf and survey . — 

Pines River, Revere and Saugus, survey ... — 

Pleasant Bay, Chatham 600 00 

Plum Island River, Newbury and Newburyport, 

survey — 

Plymouth Harbor, dredging and removing old piling 92,794 55 2 
Plymouth Memorial Park, maintenance 
Point Shirley, Winthrop. — See Winthrop Shore 
Poponesset Bay, Barnstable and Mashpee, dredging 
Powow River, Amesbury, dredging channel and rip- 
rapping wall — 

Province Lands, Provincetown — 

Provincetown Harbor, shore protection ... 75 00 

Quamquisset Harbor, Falmouth, survey ... — 

Quansett Harbor, Orleans, survey and dredging . 500 00 

Red Brook Harbor, Bourne, removing pier . . — 

Revere, stone breakwater — 

Rock Harbor, Orleans, dredging 2,400 00 

Rockport Harbor, Rockport, dredging and removing 

rocks 500 00 

Salem Harbor, Salem, survey — 

Salt Pond River, Eastham, survey .... — 
Salter's Point, Dartmouth, breakwater . . . 4,500 00 
Sand Hills, Scituate. — See Scituate 
Sandwich Harbor, Sandwich, dredging channel, rip- 
rap and jetties — 

Saugus River, Lynn and Saugus 2,000 00 

1 Paid by Surety Company. 

2 $57,000.00 expended under direction of United States Government. 



103 

Total 

Expenditure 

$24,899 59 

23,113 92 

326 40 

82 15 

28,529 62 

110 66 

58,982 52 

10,671 24 

18,856 57 

494,133 33 

53,188 55 

115 97 

41,385 22 

8,658 75 

704 52 

594 95 
141,077 77 
143 23 
15,295 89 
104 18 
358 76 

198,010 32 

5,227 68 

5,192 95 

904 80 

2,364 33 

983 31 

318.555 35 

35,687 08 



— 46,252 33 



502 94 

145,777 92 

28,730 81 

710 31 

2,194 50 

275 00 

60,397 93 

20,667 51 

15,720 28 

1,509 92 

210 11 

42,939 57 



80,579 84 
20,845 17 



104 



Locality and Character of Work 
Scituate, shore protection: — 

Beach Point, Scituate, wall and breakwater 

Cedar Point, Scituate, wall and breakwater 

First and Second Cliffs, Scituate, wall and riprap 

Glades, North Scituate, filling and riprap . 

Humarock Beach, Scituate, survey, wall and jetties 

North Scituate, Surfside, spur jetties 

Sand Hills, Scituate, wall and jetties . 

Third Cliff, Scituate, riprap and survey . 

Scituate Harbor, dredging and surveys . 

Scorton Harbor, Sandwich, jetty and dredging 

Seapuit River, Barnstable, dredging 

Sesuit Harbor, Dennis, jetty .... 

Shirley Gut, survey 

Sippican Harbor, Marion, survey 

Smith's Cove, Gloucester, survey and dredging 

South River, Salem, dredging .... 

South Watuppa Pond, Fall River, fenders and excava 

tion 

Stage Harbor, Chatham, dikes and survey . 
Taunton-Brockton waterway, investigation . 
Taunton River, survey and dredging 
Taunton River-Boston Harbor Canal, survey 
Taunton River-Massachusetts Bay Canal, survey 
Third Cliff, Scituate. — See Scituate. 
Vineyard Haven Harbor, repairing sea wall 
Vineyard Haven Harbor, Tisbury, breakwater and 

dredging 

Waquoit Bay, Falmouth, breakwater, wall and bulk 

head 

Wareham River, Wareham, survey and dredging 

Warrens Cove, Plymouth, sea wall and survey . 

Watch Hill, Chatham, survey and riprap 

Water Conservation. — See Conservation of Waters. 

Wellfleet Harbor, Wellfleet, survey and dredging 

West Bay Barnstable and Osterville 

West Falmouth Harbor, Falmouth, surveys, dredging 

and breakwater 

West Harwich, shore protection 
Westfield River, Westfield, survey and jetties 
Westport Harbor, Westport, jetty extension 
Wild Harbor, Falmouth, jetty and dredging 
Winthrop Shore, sea walls and protective work 
Witchmere Harbor, Harwich, jetties and dredging 
Woods Hole, Great Harbor, Falmouth, dredging 
Wrecks, removal from tide water .... 
Yarmouthport Harbor, survey 



P.D. 54 

Contributions by 

Municipality Total 

or Others Expenditure 



$17,333 52 
21,446 64 

2,297 92 
13,250 78 
37,816 38 

1,757 60 

4,511 26 

75,193 10 

53,300 00 

500 00 

13,000 00 

1,500 00 



3,875 00 
3,000 00 



12,500 00 

2,380 50 

1,000 00 

2,000 00 
5,000 00 
9,713 98 



1,500 00 

16,128 07 

11,473 75 

3,500 00 



15,000 00 

40,500 00 

3,000 00 

1,500 00 

7,000 00 



$34,782 50 

37,445 32 

13,053 52 

30,737 96 

57,279 06 

17,042 69 

12,624 06 

121,353 34 

205,865 94 

17,774 34 

25,088 

24,555 

97 

615 

13,466 

13,462 



55 
10 
05 
66 
16 
66 



203 42 

10,803 01 

5,278 18 

28,697 18 

9,932 75 

11,786 7.1 

11,945 01 

45,518 25 

57,424 50 

42,567 93 

25,099 86 

14,968 75 

17,600 29 

114,517 57 



63,350 92 
20,428 30 

6,037 
19,025 
50,351 
97,547 
55,795 

6,968 
20,283 



29 
07 
36 
52 
13 
86 
69 



95,977 37 



$1,174,210 49 $6,924,058 20 



Federal Appropriation and Expenditures 

Federal appropriations and expenditures for improvement of rivers and harbors 
in Massachusetts from the establishment of the government to the close of the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1930, are shown in the following tables furnished by 
the Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army: — 



P.D. 54 105 
Table No. 1. — Localities at Present under Improvement 

(Compiled from the Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army, for 

the fiscal year ending June 30, 1930) 

Locality Expenditures Appropriations 

Newburyport Harbor $500,900 00 $500,900 00 

Gloucester Harbor 538,183 00 538,183 00 

Beverly Harbor 246,690 41 246,690 41 * 

Salem Harbor 71,368 66 71,368 66 

Lynn Harbor 471,937 00 471,937 00 

Mystic River 306,684 84 306,684 84 

Boston Harbor 13,443,058 14 13,494,862 58 

Dorchester Bay and Neponset River . . . 120,487 34 131,908 00 

Weymouth Fore River 641,150 00 641,150 00* 

Weymouth Back River 27,000 00 27,000 00 

Scituate Harbor 126,590 98 126,590 98 

Plymouth Harbor 421,184 80 421,184 80 3 

Cape Cod Canal 11,843,479 71 12,034,555 45 

Operating and Care of Cape Cod Canal . . 534,110 95 544,000 00 

Provincetown Harbor 348,062 72 348,062 72 

Pollock Rip Shoals, Nantucket Sound . . . 1,294,738 15 1,332,845 68 

Harbor of Refuge at Nantucket .... 694,582 83 694,582 83 

New Bedford and Fairhaven Harbor . . . 935,852 58 935,852 58 

Fall River Harbor 411,614 07 411,614 07 

Taunton River 204,329 19 204,329 19 

$33,182,005 37 $33,484,302 79 

Table No. 2. — Localities in Which Work is Not Now in Progress 

(Compiled from data furnished by the United States Treasury Department and 

the Chief of Engineers, U. S. Army) 

Locality Expenditures Appropriations 

Merrimack River $404,466 72 $404,466 72 

Maiden River 149,950 00 149,950 00 

Sandy Bay, Cape Ann, Harbor of Refuge . . 1,941,478 00 1,941,478 00 

Bass River 20,150 34 20,150 41 

Buzzards Bay Harbor 2,500 00 2,500 00 

Canapitset Channel 5,312 54 9,800 00 

Chatham Harbor 12,171 36 13,732 79 

Cohasset Harbor 10,000 00 10,000 00 

Duxbury Harbor 37,000 00 37,000 00 

East Dennis breakwater 7 57 1,500 00 

Edgartown Harbor 25,000 00 25,000 00 

Essex River 30,000 00 30,000 00 

Hingham Harbor 38,316 58 39,000 00 

Hyannis Harbor 221,267 07 221,267 07 

Ipswich River 5,617 91 7,500 00 

Kingston Harbor 8,940 09 10,000 00 

Little Harbor, Woods Hole 18,000 00 18,000 00 

Manchester Harbor 23,985 57 24,300 00 

Marblehead Harbor 833 42 1,900 00 

Martha's Vineyard Harbor 7,000 00 7,000 00 

Powow River 50,940 72 51,000 00 

Rockport Harbor 91,229 25 91,232 57 

Town River 37,577 41 37,577 41 

Vineyard Haven Harbor 55,387 35 60,000 00 

Wareham Harbor 95,997 30 96,236 00 

1 In addition $100,000 has been contributed by local interests. 

2 Tn addition SI 00.000 has been contributed by local interests. 

3 In addition $108,400 has been contributed by local interests. 



106 P.D. 54 

Locality Expenditures Appropriations 

Wellfleet Harbor 11,365 57 16,000 00 

Westport Harbor and River 3,000 00 3,000 00 

Winthrop Harbor . 9,000 00 9,000 00 

Woods Hole Channel . . 343,599 92 344,000 00 

Total $3,660,094 69 $3,682,590 97 

Recapitulation 

Total of Table No. 1 $33,182,005 37 $33,484,302 79 

Total of Table No. 2 3,660,094 69 3,682,590 97 

Grand total $36,842,100 06 $37,166,893 76 

Expenditures on Boston Harbor and Its Tributaries to June 30, 1930 

(The tributaries given are those now under improvement and do not include 

tributaries heretofore improved) 

Locality Expenditures Appropriations 

Boston Harbor proper * $13,443,058 14 $13,494,862 58 

Mystic River 306,684 84 306,684 84 

$13,749,742 98 $13,801,547 42 

1 Including Chelsea Creek. 



108 



P.D. 54 
Contracts Made by the Department .of Public Works 



Work 



Savin Hill Bay and Dorchester Bay, 
dredging. 



D Street Storehouse, repairs to plat 

forms. 
Town River, Quincy, dredging . 



Wild Harbor, Falmouth, dredging 



Commonwealth Pier 5, wooden bridges 
over railroad tracks. 

West Harwich, shore protection . 



Bass River, Yarmouth, extension of 
easterly jetty. 

Commonwealth Pier 5, repairs to timber 
platforms. 



Contractor 



Date 



Trimount Dredging Company 



Geo. W. Nicoll Co. Inc. 

Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 



Trimount Dredging Company 



Maurice M. Devine 



Edward E. Crowell and Isaiah 
Kelley. 



Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 

W. H. Ellis & Son Co. . 



July 16, 1929 

Sept. 3, 1929 
Sept. 17, 1929 

May 6, 1930 

Oct. 22, 1929 
Oct. 29, 1929 

Nov. 19, 1929 
Nov. 27, 1929 



Hull, Sea wall Gun Rock— Green Hill, 

spur jetties. 
Boston Airport, miscellaneous repairs to 

hangars of M. N. G. 



Commonwealth Pier 5, repairs to floor 

surfacing. 
Ramp and portion of D St., repaving 

D St. Storehouse, cement plaster sur- 
facing on walls. 

Commonwealth Pier 5, indicator posts 
and gate valves on water pipes. 

Commonwealth Pier 5, steel office par- 
titions in Room 350. 



Commonwealth Pier 5, dredging east 
and west docks. 

Commonwealth Pier 5, refreshment 
booth. 



Duxbury Harbor, dredging . 



Bradford Weston 
Hill and Delaney 



Reynolds Bros., Inc. 

A. DeStefano & Sons, Inc. 

Maurice M. Devine . 

M. De Sisto Company 

E. F. Hauserman Company, Inc. 



Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 

Carl S. Helrich 



Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 



Nov. 19, 1929 
Nov. 26, 1929 



Nov. 27, 1929 
Nov. 27, 1929 
Nov. 27, 1929 

Nov. 27. 1929 

Dec. 24, 1929 

Jan. 7, 1930 
Jan. 7. 1930 

Mar. 18, 1930 



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109 



Condition of 
Work 



Contract Prices 



Amount 
paid during 
year end- 
ing Nov. 30, 
1930 



Total 

paid to 

Nov. 30, 

1930 



Estimated 
amount of 
contract 



Completed 
July 10. 1930 



Completed 
Nov. 26. 1929 
Completed 
Mar. 7, 1930 



In progress 



Completed 
Dec. 28. 1929 

Completed 
Feb. 24. 1930 



Completed 
May 3. 1930 

Completed 
Feb. 8. 1930 



Completed 
Dec. 17. 1929 
Completed 
Jan. 8, 1930 



Completed 
Dec. 28, 1929 
Completed 
Apr. 11. 1930 
Completed 
May 21. 1930 



Completed 
Mar. 27. 1930 



Completed 
Jan. 24. 1930 



Completed 
Tuly 1. 1930 

Completed 
Feb. 1. 1930 



Completed 
May 23. 1930 



For dredging channels, 40 cents per cubic 

yard measured in situ. 
For dredging flats, 49 cents per cubic yard 

measured in situ. 
For removing and disposing of boulders, 

$18 per cubic yard. 
Unit prices ...... 

For dredging channel and disposing of 
dredged material, 49 cents per cubic yard, 
scow measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged 
material on shore, 57 cents per cubic 
yard, measured in situ. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 

For making and installing wooden bridges 
over railroad tracks in track pit, $249 
each. 

For furnishing materials and building wire 
fence, $1.55 for each linear foot. 

For furnishing materials and building wire 
spur jetties, $1.55 for each linear foot. 

For furnishing and placing stone riprap 
and chips in jetty, $6.15 for each ton 
of 2000 pounds. 

For furnishing, driving, fitting and secur- 
ing fender piles on sides and end of 
pier, $72 each. 

For furnishing, driving, fitting and secur- 
ing new foundation piles, $74 each. 

For furnishing and placing screw bolts, 
drift bolts, iron bands and fitting, 15c 
per pound. 

For* furnishing, fitting and securing yellow 
pine lumber in fender cap and plat- 
forms, $222 for 1500 feet B. M. 

$15 for each cubic yard of concrete in 
place in completed work. 

For installation of toilet room, complete, 
$2,300. 

For furnishing and laying 2-inch water and 
4-inch sewer pipes, including excavation 
back fill and all incidental work, $675 

For removal of boiler, $150. 

For each 1000* ft. B. M. of lumber fur 
nished and erected in storage platform 
$85. 

Unit prices ..... 

Unit prices ..... 

For furnishing and placing cement plaster 
surfacing y 2 inch thick on tile wall, 
$2.25 per square yard measured in place 
in the completed work. 

For furnishing and installing complete, 
gate valves, indicator posts, offset line 
and wheel guards, including all inci- 
dental work, the lump sum of $1,050. 

For furnishing and erecting steel partitions, 
the lump sum of $1,816. 

If Hauserman 102 Green finish, baked on 
enamel is used, $16 6 may be deducted. 

^or dredging and disposing of dredged ma- 
terial, 84^4 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For the construction of the Refreshment 
Booth complete, including plumbing, heat- 
ing and electrical connections, the lump 
sum of $833. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged ma- 
terial, 5 2 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 



$75,384 90 

1.694 42 

39,449 26 

13,034 50 

1,465 96 

5,728 10 

24,318 45 

1,711 44 



520 80 
3,050 00 



6,561 


25 


15,738 


18 


1,046 


89 


1,379 


96 


1,816 


00 


21,346 


3° 


887 


74 


48,084 


64 



$116,967 20 

2,488 89 

54,325 81 

13,034 50 

2,481 88 

5.728 10 

24,318 45 

1,711 44 



$113,418 00 

2.277 00 

40.200 00 

19.500 00 

1,992 00 

5.087 10 

22.140 00 

758 00 



520 80 
3,050 00 



6,561 25 

15,738 18 

1,046 89 

1,379 96 

1,816 00 

21,346 39 

887 74 

48,084 64 



525 00 
3,465 00 



4.340 00 

12,787 25 
945 00 

1,050 00 

1,816 00 

20,000 00 
833 00 

49,420 00 



110 



P.D. 54 
Contracts Made by the Department of Public Works 



Con- 
tract 
No. 



225 
226 

227 

228 

229 

230 
231 



Work 



Contractor 



Bird Island Anchorage Basin, repairs 
to dolphins. 



Falmouth Heights, stone jetty and rip- 
rap. 



Commonwealth Pier 5, new doors, 
frames and glazing. 



Weir River, Hull, dredging 



Manchester Harbor, dredging . 



E Street Storehouse, rebuilding timber 

platform. 
Scituate Harbor, dredging . 



A. A. Hersey & Son Company 



Arthur K. Finney 



232 



233 



234 



235 



236 



237 
238 



Gloucester Harbor, dredging 



Plymouth Harbor, dredging 



Falmouth Inner, Harbor, dredging 



Commonwealth Pier 5, repairs to plaster 
walls, installation of steel plates and 
glazing. 

Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth 



Race Run Dike, Province Lands . 
Boston Harbor, dredeing off India, 
Central and Long Wharves. 



Hill & Delaney 



Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 



Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 



Michael Solimando . 

Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 



Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 



Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 



William E. Burke . 



Maurice M. Devine . 



Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 



Frank H. Barry 
Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 



Date 



Mar. 18. 1930 
Apr. 15. 1930 

Apr. 29, 1930 

Apr. 1, 1930 

Apr. 15, 1930 

May 6, 1930 
Apr. 29. 1930 



239 Centerville River, Barnstable, dredging 



Trimount Dredging Company 



May 6. 1930 

May 20. 1930 

May 13, 1930 

June 10, 1930 
July 15. 1930 



Tuly 15. 1930 
July 15. 1930 



July 22, 1930 



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111 



Condition of 
Work 



Contract Prices 



Amount 
paid during 

year end- 

ingNov.30, 

1930 



Total 

paid to 

Nov. 30, 

1930 



Estimated 
amount of 
contract 



Completed 
May 14. 1930 



Completed 
July 15. 1930 



Completed 
June 2. 1930 



Completed 
Oct. 15. 1930 



Completed 
June 14. 1930 



Completed 
July 15. 1930 
Completed 
Aug. 7. 1930 



Completed 
Oct. 7. 1930 



Completed 
Nov. 20. 1930 



Completed 
May 25. 1930 



Completed 
July 30. 1930 

Completed 
Oct. 16. 1930 



In progress 
In progress 



In progress 



For removing old piles, furnishing, driving 
and fitting new piles, $74 for each pile 
removed and replaced. 

For furnishing and binding each dolphin 
with wire rope, $33.50 for binding each 
dolphin. 

For furnishing and placing heavy stone 
and granite chips in the jetty, $4.79 for 
each ton of 2000 pounds. 

For furnishing and placing heavy stone 
riprap in front of the existing concrete 
sea wall, $4.79 for each ton of 2,000 
pounds. 

For furnishing all materials and labor 
doing all work necessary to install com- 
plete new doors, $125 for each set of 
new doors. 

For removing broken glass, furnishing and 
setting new wire glass, 75 cents for each 
light of glass. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged ma- 
terial, 45 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, $20 
per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged 
material, 43 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of all bould- 
ers, $20 per cubic yard. 

Unit prices ...... 

For dredging area "A" and disposing of 
dredged material, 53 cents per cubic 
yard, scow measurement. 

For removing and disposing of all boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging area "C" and disposing of 
the dredged material. 75 cents per cubic 
yard, scow measurement. 

For dredging and disposing of ^ dredged 
material, 39.8 cents per cubic yard, 
scow measurement. 

For removing and disposing of all boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged 
material, 51 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. % 

For removing and disposing of all bould- 
ers, $20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging channel and basin and dispos- 
ing of dredged material, 45 cents per 
cubic yard, scow measurement. 

For removing and disposing of all bould- 
ers, $20 per cubic yard. 

Unit prices ...... 



For dredging channel and shoals and dis- 
posing of dredged material, 58 cents per 
cubic yard, scow measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging anchorage basins and dispos- 
ing of dredged material, 55 cents per 
cubic yard, scow measurement. 

Lump sum_ of $18,950 . 

For dredging and disposing of dredged 
material, 36 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged ma- 
terial on marsh, uoland and beach. 35 
cents per cubic vard. measured in place. 

For removing- and disposing of boulders, 
$10 per cubic yard. 



$733 00 

11,965 76 

1.179 00 

64,141 81 

11,930 89 

8,166 08 

39.117 99 



29.228 72 

33,838 89 

5,230 90 

5,005 26 

33,361 89 



12,886 00 
17,082 45 



$733 00 

11.965 76 

1,179 00 

64.141 81 

11.930 89 

8.166 08 

39,117 99 



29,228 72 

33.838 89 

4,230 90 

5,005 26 
33.361 89 



12,886 00 
17,082 45 



$437 00 
11.975 00 

1.400 00 

72,020 00 

11.200 00 

7.681 00 
39,320 00 



27,880 00 

38,780 00 

4.520 00 

3.885 00 
40,940 00 



18,950 00 
14,420 00 



21.710 00 



112 



P.D. 54 
Contracts Made by the Department of Public Works 



Con- 
tract 
No. 


Work 


Contractor 


Date 


240 


Staples Coal Wharf, dredging westerly 
dock. 


J. S. Packard Dredging Com- 
pany. 


July 15, 1930 


241 


East Boston, dredging off Cunard Docks 
(Grand Junction Wharves). 


Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 


July 15, 1930 


242 


Staples Coal Wharf, fender logs . 


Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 


July 15, 1930 


243 


Herring River, Harwich, dredging 


Trimount Dredging Company . 


Aug. 26, 1930 


244 


East Boston, dredging adjacent to 
Simpson Works. 


Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 


Sept. 2, 1930 


245 


Commonwealth Pier 5, additions to en- 
gineering offices. 


Carl S. Helrich . . 


Aug. 26, 1930 


246 


Commonwealth Pier 5, additional offices 
and alterations for Registry of Motor 
Vehicles. 


M. Slotnick Company 


Sept. 2, 1930 


248 


Green Harbor, Marshfield, timber fence 


Owen W. Duffy Co. . 


Oct. 14, 1930 


249 


South Boston, painting exterior of build- 
ing on Grasselli Wharf and of gar- 
age under viaduct. 


Maurice M. Devine . 


Oct. 28, 1930 


250 


Aliens Harbor, Harwich, timber fence 
and rip-rap. 


Joseph W. Nickerson 


Nov. 12, 1930 


251 


Neponset River, dredging 


Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 


Nov. 5, 1930 


252 


Witchmere Harbor, Harwich, dredging 


William E. Burke . 


Nov. 5, 1930 


253 


Northern Avenue, sea wall . 


William R. Farrell . 


Nov. 18, 1930 


254 


Hough's Neck, Quincy, dredging . 


Bay State Dredging and Con- 
tracting Company. 


Nov. 25, 1930 



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and in Force During the Year Ending Nov. 30, 1930 



113 



Condition of 
Work 



Contract Prices 



Amount 
paid during 

year end- 
ing Nov. 30, 
1930 



Total 

paid to 

Nov. 30, 

1930 



Estimated 

amount of 

contract 



Completed 
Aug. 29. 1930 



In progress 



Completed 
Sept. 11, 1930 



In progress 



In progress 



In progress 



Completed 
Nov. 21. 1930 



In progress 

In progress 

In progress 

In progress 

In progress 

In progress 

In progress 



For dredging and disposing of dredged 
material, 50 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$15 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged ma- 
terial, 44.5 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 

For furnishing, preparing and placing float- 
ing fender logs, $3.53 per linear foot of 
fender log in place. 

For furnishing and attaching each chain 
complete, $52 for each chain placed in 
the work. 

For dredging channel and disposing of 
dredged, material upon adjacent flats, 58 
cents per cubic yard, including building 
dikes and removing section of lower 
County Bridge. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged ma- 
terial, 55 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 

For furnishing labor -and materials and 
building addition to engineering offices. 
$17,890. 

For removing broken glass and furnishing 
and setting new wire glass, $1.25 for 
each light of glass placed. 

For reputtying Fenestra sash, 35 cents for 
each light of glass puttied. 

For furnishing labor and materials and 

building additional offices and making 

^ alterations to offices at Registry, $13,700. 

For removing broken glass and furnishing 
and setting new wire glass, $2.50 for 
each light of glass so placed. 

For reputtying Fenestra sash, $2.30 for 
each light of glass so puttied. 

For each linear foot of fence measured in 
place, including furnishing of all labor 
and materials and performing of all exca- 
vation, backfilling and incidental work, 
$5.50. 

For furnishing labor and equipment for 
painting by spraying under compressed 
air the exterior of two buildings, the 
lump sum of $595. 

For each linear foot of fence, measured in 
place, including furnishing of labor and 
materials, $6. 

For each ton of rinrap furnished and 
placed, including all grading and inci- 
dental work, $4,65. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged 
material, 74 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. # 

For dredging and disposing of dredged 
material, 60 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 

For furnishing and placing riprap along 
toe of sea wall, including all incidental 
work, $4.73 per ton of riprap in place. 

For dredging and disposing of dredged 
material, 49 cents per cubic yard, scow 
measurement. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 



$3,040 50 



25,085 92 



1,426 75 



25,587 19 



26,363 26 



14,696 67 



12,825 05 



2,103 75 



303 45 



$3,040 50 



25 085 92 



1.426 75 



25.587 19 



26.363 26 



14.696 67 



12,825 05 



2,103 75 



303 45 



$2,265 00 



17.820 00 



1.579 00 



51.610 00 



25.320 00 



18.067 50 



14.295 00 



3.700 00 

595 00 

2,785 50 

1.352 00 

4,940 00 

2.838 00 

14,720 00 



114 



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Contracts Made by the Department of Public Works 



Con- 








tract 
No. 


Work 


Contractor 


Date 


255 


Coulter's Beach, Savin Hill Bay, plac- 
ing sand or gravel. 


Henry N. Worthington . 


Nov. 25, 1930 


256 


Pilgrim Memorial Park, Plymouth, con- 
crete walks, etc. 


Domenik Romano . 


Nov. 25, 1930 


257 
259 


Brant Rock, Marshfield, riprap . 
Herring River, Harwich, dredging . 


Philip B. Oakman . 

Trimount Dredging Company . 


Nov. 25, 1930 
Nov. 25, 1930 



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and in Force During the Year Ending Nov. 30, 1930 



115 



Condition of 
Work 



Contract Prices 



Amount 
paid during 

year end- 
ingNov.30, 
1930 



Total 

paid to 

Nov. 30. 

1930 



Estimated 

amount of 

contract 



In progress 
In progress 



In progress 
In progress 



For furnishing and placing sand or sand 
and gravel, including all incidental work, 
$1.20 per cubic yard of material placed 
in the work. 

For straight granite curbing set in place, 
$2.05 per linear foot. 

For curbed granite curbing set in place, 
$2.25 peT linear foot. 

For concrete walk in place, $2.25 per 
square yard. 

For gravel walk in place, $1.25 per square 
yard. 

For placing riprap and chips, $3.85 per ton. 

r or dredging and disposing of dredged ma- 
terial on marsh and flats, 40 cents per 
cubic yard. 

For removing and disposing of boulders, 
$20 per cubic yard. 



$1,636 25 



$1,636 25 



$3,600 00 



1.178 75 



2.500 00 
8,000 00 



116 



P.D. 54 



INDEX 



General 



Appropriations 

Financial Statements 

Expenditures 

Receipts 

Organization, under chapter 16, General Laws, as amended . 

Personnel 

Recommendations for Legislation 

Special Reports by Department of Public Works . 

Relating to Highways 

Advertising Signs and Devices within the Public View . 
Bridges, in general 

Fall River-Somerset, — over Taunton River .... 

Newburyport-Salisbury, — over Merrimack River . 

New Bedford-Fairhaven, — over Acushnet River . 

Common Carriers, Permits to use Highways 

Contract Prices, Dec. 1, 1929, to Nov. 30, 1930 .... 

Contracts signed during the year 

Co-operative Work, Supervision of Certain Expenditures by Cities, Towns 
and Counties ......... 

Expenditures, Summary for the Year 

Federal Aid in Constructing Highways 

Allotments to Massachusetts 

Mileage 

Statement of Road Projects 

General Statement as to Surveys, Plans, Estimates and other Work 
the Year .......... 

Highway Fund 

Highway Improvements authorized by Special Acts . 

Repairing highway bridges over location of Southern New England 

Railroad . 

Petitions, Meetings and Hearings 

Public Ways, exclusive of State Highways, in certain Towns . 

Allotments or Contributions by the State and Towns . 

Expenditures in Various Counties and Towns 

Towns where Work has been contracted for . 
State Highways 

Construction and Reconstruction 

Contracts entered into for Work in Various Municipalities 
Expenditures in Various Counties and Municipalities 

Contracts for Reconstruction in anticipation of an appropriation 

Maintenance and Repair 

Expenditures in Various Counties and Municipalities 

Motor Vehicle Traffic on Numbered Routes .... 

Permits issued for Opening or Occupying State Highways . 

Petitions received during the Year 

Regulation of Traffic during Winter 1929-1930 . 

Removal of Snow and Ice 

Resurfacing and Widening 

Roadside Maintenance and Development .... 



during 



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13 

14 

13 

1 

1 

3 

3 



65 
46 
51 
51 
52 
65 
66 
18 

17 
17 
41 
42 
42 
42 

17 
13 
64 

64 
18 
59 
59 
62 
59 
19 
21 
21 
30 
64 
31 
31 
36 
18 
19 
41 
33 
17 
40 



P.D. 54 

Signs, Direction, Route, Warning, etc. 
Traffic Accident Studies . 
Traffic Control Signals and Regulations 
Traffic Count ..... 

Tercentenary Signs .... 

Uniform Traffic Signs, Lights, Markings, etc 

Town and County Ways .... 

Allotments or Contributions by the State, Towns 
Expenditures in Various Counties and Towns 
Towns where Work has been contracted for 
Type of Road and Length contracted for . 



and 



Counties 



117 

PAGE 

34 
35 
34 
34, 36 
41 



Relating to Registry of Motor Vehicles 



Registrations 



Accident Report Letters .... 

Aircraft 

Analysis of Court Abstracts received . 

Branch Offices 

Comparative Statement showing Ratio of Yearly 

and Injuries; and Suspensions, etc. . 
Conference of Motor Vehicle Administrators 
Examinations for Licenses .... 
Expenditures, Analysis of, for 1930 . 

Headlighting 

Insurance, Motor Vehicle Liability 
Investigations and Prosecutions by Inspectors 
Motor Vehicle Deaths, Injuries, Collisions . 

Number of Children killed and injured . 

Number of Collisions .... 

Number of Persons killed and injured . 
Motor Vehicle Equipment, Inspection of . 

Brakes and Lights ..... 

Rear Lamps ....... 

Registrations, Licenses, Fees 

Cost of Running the Registry of Motor Vehicles . 

Court Fines received by the Treasurer and Receiver 

Motor Vehicle Fees Rebated 

Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles and Motor Cycles 

Receipts, Analysis of 

Total Receipts credited Highway Fund, 1930 
Revocations and Suspensions 

Safety Work 

Used-car Section 

Motor Vehicle Identification . 
Engine Numbers assigned . 
Motor Vehicles stolen . . 
Reports 



to Deaths 



General 



Relating to Waterways and Public Lands 



Allen's Harbor, Harwich 

Annisquam River, Gloucester 

Bass River, Dennis and Yarmouth . 

Boston Harbor . . 

Commonwealth Flats at East Boston 
Aircraft Landing Field 
Commonwealth Pier No. 1 . 
Reclamation of Flats . 



88 
89 
89 
83 
85 
85 
85 
85 



118 P.D. 54 

PAGE 

Commonwealth Flats at South Boston 83 

Commonwealth Pier No. 5 83 

Development of Land South of Summer Street 84 

Fargo and E Streets, — agreement with City of Boston relative to 

exchange of areas 87 

Grasselli Wharf 84 

Marine Park, — exchange of land with City of Boston ... 87 

Northern Avenue Sea Wall 84 

Ramp and D Street 83 

Staples Wharf 84 

Bird Island Anchorage Basin 85 

Deeds to United States of Areas in Tide Water 85 

Dredging Opposite U. S. Immigration Station 86 

Exchange of Areas between the City of Boston and the Commonwealth 87 
Expenditures for Development and Improvement in Boston Harbor 

1859-1930, inclusive 98 

Expenditures and Contributions for Improvement of Small Harbors and 

Channels within Boston Harbor, 1893-1930, inclusive ... 99 

Grand Junction Wharves 86 

Hough's Neck, Quincy 86 

India, Central and Long Wharves 86 

Nashua Street, — exchange of land with City of Boston ... 87 

Neponset River, Boston 86 

Savin Hill Bay and Dorchester Bay 87 

Town River, Quincy 87 

Weir River, Hull . . 87 

Brant Rock, Marshfield 89 

Centerville River, Barnstable 90 

Conserving and Equalizing the Flow of Water in Rivers and Streams . . 98 

Contracts made and in force during year ending Nov. 30, 1930 . . . 10S 

Duxbury Harbor, Duxbury 90 

Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work from 1893 to 

Nov. 30, 1930, excepting Boston Harbor 101 

Expenditures and Contributions for River and Harbor Work from Dec. 1, 

1929, to Nov. 30, 1930 100 

Falmouth Inner Harbor 90 

Falmouth Shore Protection 91 

Federal Appropriations and Expenditures in Massachusetts Rivers and Har- 
bors to June 30, 1930 104 

Gloucester Inner Harbor 91 

Great Ponds' 95 

Access to 96 

Dunham's Pond, Carver 96 

Surveys 95 

Green Harbor, Marshfield 91 

Gun Rock-Green Hill Sea Wall, Hull 92 

Herring River, Harwich 92 

Income, Statement of 13 

Licenses and Permits 98 

Manchester Harbor, Manchester 92 

New Bedford State Pier 92 

Plymouth, Commonwealth Property 93 

Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth 93 

Port of Boston Fund 13 

Province Lands 96 

Provincetown Tercentenary Commission 93 

Rivers, Harbors, Tide Waters and Foreshores outside of Boston Harbor . 88 

Rock Harbor, Orleans 93 



P.D. 54 119 

PAGE 

Scituate Harbor, Scituate . 94 

Scituate Sea Walls 94 

State Boundary Lines 97 

Town Boundaries 97 

Triangulation Stations, Re-establishment of Certain 98 

West Bay, Barnstable 94 

West Harwich Shore Protection 94 

Wild Harbor, Falmouth 94 

Witchmere Harbor, Harwich 95 









Public Document 



No. 54 



Wbt Commontoealtf) of jHaggacfmgett* 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Department of Public Works 



For the Year Ending November 30, 1931 




Publication op this Document Approved by the Commission on Administration and Finance. 

4 
980. 7-*32. No. 5817. * 



artje Commontoealit) oC jWassacfjusetta 
TWELFTH ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

Year Ending November 30, 1931 

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Common-Health of 

Massachusetts 

In accordance with the provisions of law, 1 have the honor, as Commissioner 
of Public Works, to submit the twelfth annual report of the Department of Public 
Works for the year ending November 30, 1931. 

The organization of the Department, as defined in chapter 16, General Laws, 
as amended by chapter 297, Acts of 1927, was as follows: — 

Commissioner of Public Works, Frank E. Lyman. 
Associate Commissioner, Richard K. Hale. 
Associate Commissioner, Herman A. MacDonald. 

The Department has conducted during this year a road building program which 
has broken all previous records, both in mileage of road surfaces completed and in 
the expenditure of money. This impetus to highway work was caused by the 
special legislation, Chapter 122, Acts of 1931, which increased the tax on gasoline 
and in addition provided a bond issue of $7,000,000. This made possible a material 
relief to the unemployment situation, and resulted in the employment of more men 
on highway work during the past year than ever before. 

The mileage of new State highways laid out during the year amounted to 102.148 
miles, but there were abandoned or discontinued 1.175 miles, so that the net mileage 
of State highways amounted to 1,769.669 miles at the end of the year. 

The Department has constructed, reconstructed and widened 166 miles of State 
highways, and built 209 miles of roads in co-operation with cities, towns and 
counties under provisions of Chapter 90, General Laws, and, in addition, has 
constructed 12 miles of highways under provisions of Special Acts. Under the 
provisions of section 26, chapter 81, General Laws, the Department has had 
charge of the repair and maintenance of about 8.830 miles of public ways, exclu- 
sive of State highways, in 178 towns. 

The Department has continued the policy of building wider types of pavements, 
many miles built this year being 30 and 40 feet in width. In many cases of high- 
way intersections on important routes grade separations have been made by con- 
structing a bridge to carry one road over the other to allow the continuous move- 
ment of traffic. New locations have been adopted for a number of highways in 
order to avoid dangerous conditions and to by-pass congested centers as well as 
for the purpose of decreasing distances. 

The State highway projects have included the following: 

Reconstruction and widening to 38 feet of about 53^ miles of highway have been 
completed on the Boston to Lawrence route in the towns of Andover, Reading and 
North Reading, and a by-pass constructed to avoid the center of the totvn of 
Andover. 

A section of the Boston Post Road in Marlborough and Northborough has been 
reconstructed and widened to 30 feet. The elimination of the railroad grade cross- 
ing in Weston at Stony Brook has been completed and a by-pass constructed to 
avoid the center of the town and the present highway connecting the two has 
been widened to 40 feet. 

The completion of 17 miles of the new Boston to Worcester Turnpike, i. e., 
that portion between the Worcester-Shrewsbury town line and Framingham 
Center, and the start of an additional section between Framingham Center and 
the Natick-Wellesley town line. The highway will provide a roadway having a 
present width of 40 feet, consisting of two twenty-foot strips separated by a grassed 
strip and considered one of the most advanced types of highway for through traffic. 

The construction of a by-pass is under way to avoid the city of Worcester, to 
extend from a point on the Boston Post Road in Northborough to Southbridge 
Street in Auburn, affording an improved route from Boston to Springfield, Hart- 



2 P. D. 54 

ford and New York. The pavement will be of reinforced cement concrete 30 feet 
in width and will be widened to 40 feet on several of the summits to provide greater 
safety. At important intersections structures are being built to permit a separa- 
tion of grades and to afford a continuity of traffic movement. 

Considerable progress has been made in the improvement of the Mohawk Trail 
Route (Boston to North Adams), in the towns of Erving, Gill and Greenfield. 
When completed this highway will eliminate the circuitous route which now 
passes through the congested centers of Millers Falls and Turners Falls, two 
railroad grade crossings and considerable amount of dangerous grades and align- 
ments. This includes construction of about 6 miles of new State highway, a 
highway grade separation, a bridge over the Central Vermont Railroad and the con- 
struction of a large steel arch bridge over the Connecticut River about 780 feet 
long with a roadway more than 100 feet above the river level. 

Between Springfield and Pittsfield, on the so-called Jacob's Ladder Route, a 
cutoff approximately 4 miles long has been constructed in the towns of Chester 
and Huntington, avoiding two dangerous railroad crossings and two crossings of 
the Westfield River; and further west in the towns of Becket and Lee about 13 
miles of State highway have been widened and resurfaced. This work completes 
the improvements in the entire highway from Westfield to Lee. 

New bridges have been constructed across railroads in Bernardston and Hins- 
dale, replacing old bridges in dangerous locations. 

Construction has begun on a new bridge across the Deerfield River between 
Greenfield and Deerfield to replace the historic Cheapside covered bridge. 

A new highway has been completed in Hingham and Hull which allows traffic 
from Hull to reach the main land without passing through Nantasket Beach 
Reservation and also affords easier access to Nantasket Beach. 

That part of the new Boston to Providence highway from the Pawtucket town 
line to the town of Foxborough has been completed; additional sections of this 
route are now under construction as far north as the town of Norwood. When com- 
pleted this will afford a concrete pavement 40 feet wide with specially designed 
structures at important cross roads for separation of grades, permitting a con- 
tinuous flow of traffic. 

The highway between Fall River and Providence has been widened so that it 
is now 40 feet for the entire length in Massachusetts. 

On the Boston to Cape Cod route via Plymouth, reconstruction, widening and 
relocation of the highway has been completed in the towns of Duxbury, Kingston 
and Pembroke. Further south, in Bourne and Plymouth, similar work has been 
done. On the Cape a cutoff about 53^ miles in length has been built on new loca- 
tion in the town of Barnstable, avoiding the congested villages of Osterville and 
Centerville. 

Another section of the circumferential highway in the towns of Canton, Dedham 
and Westwood, including bridges over two divisions of the New York, New Haven 
and Hartford Railroad, has been practically completed and an additional contract 
is now being executed further west in Dedham and in Westwood, Needham and 
Wellesley. 

Under a Special Act the Department constructed a highway grade separation 
at the intersection of the Revere Beach Parkway and Broadway in the city of 
Revere. Also, under another Special Act work has been started on a parkway 
in Boston and Brookline from the West Roxbury Parkway to the Dedham line, 
and in a traffic artery in Boston from Blue Hill Avenue to Cummins Highway 
in the vicinity of Canterbury Street. 

The Department, with the approval of the Governor of the Commonwealth, 
was authorized, on behalf of the Commonwealth, to acquire land in the city of 
Boston for a building for general office and headquarters purposes of the Depart- 
ment, and to construct a building for these purposes. Chapter 122 of the Acts 
of 1931 provided that the Department may expend for this purpose a sum not 
exceeding one million five hundred thousand dollars. Pursuant to this act, the 
Department appointed Edward T. P. Graham, of Boston, as Architect, on June 11, 
1931, to prepare plans for and to supervise the construction of this building. 
Plans for the building were approved by the Governor on September 10, 1931. 
Contract plans and specifications were completed in November, 1931, and bids 
advertised to be received December 3, 1931. 



P. D. 54 3 

The engineering and clerical staff of the Department was as follows: — 

Chief Engineer, Arthur W. Dean. 

Highway Engineer (Projects), Franklin C. Pillsbury. 

Highway Engineer (Construction), Raymond C. Coburn. 

Highway Engineer (Maintenance), George H. Delano. 

Bridge Engineer, George E. Harkness. 

District Highway Engineers: 

District No. 1, George A. Curtis, — Berkshire County and the towns of 
Worthington, Middleneld and Huntington in Hampshire County, and the 
towns of Chester, Montgomery, Russell, Blandford and Tolland in Hampden 
County. 
District No. 2, H. D. Phillips, — Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden Coun- 
ties, with the following exceptions: three towns in Hampshire County in- 
cluded in District No. 1 and ten towns in Hampden County included in 
Districts Nos. 1 and 3. 
District No. 3, John A. Johnston, — Worcester County and the towns of 

Brimneld, Holland, Monson, Palmer and Wales in Hampden County. 
District No. 4, F. D. Sabin, — Middlesex County. 
District No. 5, James E. Lawrence, — Essex and Suffolk Counties. 
District No. 6, H. 0. Parker, — Norfolk and Bristol Counties. 
District No. 7, H. C. Holden, — Plymouth, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket 

Counties. 
District Waterways Engineer, for Boston Harbor, — John N. Ferguson. 
District Waterways Engineer, for harbors and waterways outside Boston Har- 
bor, Francis L. Sellew. 
Secretary, Mary A. Riley. 
Financial Secretary, Fred Fair. 

Registry of Motor Vehicles 
Registrar, George A. Parker x and Morgan T. Ryan. * 
Deputy Registrar, Anthony A. Bonzagni. 

Assistant to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, Alfred W. Devine. 
Chief Administrative Clerk, Charles R. Gilley. 
Chief Inspector of Motor Vehicles, Albert S. Olsson. 

A detailed report of the activities of the Department for the year is presented 
herewith. 

FRANK E. LYMAN, 

December 1, 1931. Commissioner of Public Works. 

SPECIAL REPORTS TO THE LEGISLATURE 

The Department was authorized and directed by the Legislature to make cer- 
tain investigations, and the reports thereon were made as follows: — 

The construction of a breakwater and certain marine improvements in that part 
of the town of Winthrop known as Winthrop Highlands. Report made Dec. 1, 
1930, by the Department of Public Works, under chapter 23, Resolves of 1930. 
(Senate 5 of 1931). 

The disposal of certain used motor vehicles and the licensing of motor vehicle 
junk yards. Report made Dec. 1, 1930, by the Department of Public Works, 
under chapter 24, Resolves of 1930. (Senate 6 of 1931.) 

The improvement of highway conditions in certain cities and towns within the 
Metropolitan District. Report made Dec. 3, 1930, by the Department of Public 
Works, under chapter 48, Resolves of 1930. (Senate 330 of 1931.) 

The adequacy of the terminal facilities of the Port of Boston and the advisa- 
bility of the construction of a grain elevator on harbor-front property of the Com- 
monwealth at South Boston. Report made Dec. 3, 1930, jointly by the Depart- 
ment of Public Works and the Boston Port Authority, under chapter 37, Resolves 
of 1930. (House 171 of 1931.) 



1 Resigned July 1, 1931. 

2 Appointed July 1, 1931. 



4 P. D. 54 

The discharge of sewage into Boston Harbor and its tributary waters. Report 
made Dec. 3, 1930, by a special unpaid commission consisting of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, or an associate commissioner designated by him, the Commissioner 
of Public Health, or a representative of his department designated by him, the 
Health Commissioner of the city of Boston, and the Commissioner of Public Works 
of the city of Boston, under chapter 29, Resolves of 1929. (Senate 56 of 1931.) 

The advisability of constructing a state fish pier in the city of Gloucester. Re- 
port made Dec. 22, 1930, by a special unpaid commission consisting of one member 
of the Senate, three members of the House of Representatives and the Commis- 
sioner and Associate Commissioners of the Department of Public Works, under 
chapter 32, Resolves of 1930. (House 352 of 1931.) 

The advisability of filling in part of Fort Point Channel and South Bay in Boston 
Harbor. Report made by a special unpaid commission consisting of one member 
of the Senate, two members of the House of Representatives, the Commissioner 
of Public Works, the Commissioner of Public Health, the Chairman of the Division 
of Metropolitan Planning, the Chairman of the Boston City Planning Board and 
the Commissioner of Public Works of the city of Boston, under chapter 29, Re- 
solves of 1930. (House 1290 of 1931.) 

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATION 

The Commissioner of Public Works presented to the State Secretary on Dec. 2, 
1931, as required by law, that part of the current annual report which contains 
recommendations or suggestions for legislative action as follows: — 

1. Continuing in Force the Registration of Motor Vehicles or Trailers in 

cases of Insolvency or Bankruptcy of Owners thereof 

In order to "perfect" the law and validate a departmental practice in which it 
has been the custom in the past to allow registrations to run for the remainder of 
the year in cases where the owner has been petitioned into bankruptcy or insol- 
vency, the Department recommends legislation. 

2. Notices of Cancellation for Non-Payment of Insurance Premiums and 

the Revocation of Registrations in such cases 

In order to regulate and reduce the growing number of insurance cancellation 
notices on account of non-payment of premiums which have the effect of making 
the Registry of Motor Vehicles a collection agency, legislation is recommended 
by the Department. 

S. Establishment of Building Lines on State Highways 

In order to provide adequately for future requirements for the construction or 
reconstruction of State highways the Department recommends that provision be 
made for the establishing of building lines on State highways at such locations as 
the Department may deem necessary. 

Appropriations 

Chapter 245, Acts of 1931, making appropriations for the maintenance of de- 
partments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Com- 
monwealth, etc., is, in part, as follows: — 

Item Requirements for Extinguishing the State Debt 

214. For sinking fund requirements and for certain serial bonds 
maturing during the present year, the sum of seven hun- 
dred fifteen thousand five hundred sixty-six dollars and 
fifty cents, payable from the following accounts and funds 
in the following amounts: — from the balance of the re- 
ceipts of the sale of the Boston dry dock, two hundred 
sixteen thousand seven hundred ninety dollars and 
thirty-five cents; from the Highway Fund, the sum of 
two hundred seventy-three thousand five hundred sixty- 
six dollars and fifty cents; and the remainder from the 
General Fund $715,566 50 



P. D. 54 5 

Item Interest on the Public Debt 
215. For the payment of interest on the direct debt of the com- 
monwealth, a sum not exceeding eight hundred forty-four 
thousand one hundred forty dollars and seventy-five cents, 
of which sum two hundred eighty-three thousand four 
hundred fifty-six dollars and twenty-five cents shall be 
paid from the Highway Fund $844,140 75 

Service of the Department of Banking and Insurance 
Division of Insurance: 
292. For other personal services of the division, including expenses 
of the board of appeal and certain other costs of super- 
vising motor vehicle liability insurance, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred ninety thousand dollers, of which 
sum not more than twenty-eight dollars may be charged 
to the Highway Fund 190,000 00 

Service of the Department of Corporations and Taxation 

Corporation and Tax Divisions: 

300. For the salaries of certain positions filled by the commissioner, 
with the approval of the governor and council, and for 
additional clerical and other assistance, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two hundred twenty-two thousand dollars, of 
which sum not more than twenty thousand dollars may be 
charged to the Highway Fund to cover the estimated 
cost of collection of the gasoline tax, so-called . . 222,000 00 

Service of the Department of Public Safety 
Division of State Police: 

582. For the salaries of officers, including detectives, a sum not 
exceeding four hundred ten thousand dollars, of which 
sum not more than one hundred forty-nine thousand dol- 
lars may be charged to the Highway Fund . 410,000 00 

584. For other necessary expenses of the uniformed division, a sum 
not exceeding three hundred seventy-two thousand dol- 
lars, of which sum not more than one hundred forty-eight 
thousand seven hundred and thirty dollars may be 
charged to the Highway Fund 372,000 00 

Service of the Department of Public Works 
The appropriations made in the following three items 
are to be paid two thirds from the Highway Fund 
and one third from the Port of Boston receipts: 

604. For the salaries of the commissioner and the associate com- 

missioners, a sum not exceeding nineteen thousand five 

hundred dollars 19,500 00 

605. For personal services of clerks and assistants to the commis- 

sioner, a sum not exceeding ninety-one hundred and forty 

dollars 9,140 00 

606. For traveling expenses of the commissioners, a sum not ex- 

ceeding three thousand dollars ..... 3,000 00 

Functions of the department relating to highways (the 
following appropriations, except as othersiwe pro- 
vided, are made from the Highway Fund): 

607. For the personal services of the chief engineer, engineers and 

office assistants, including certain clerks and stenogra- 
phers, a sum not exceeding eighty-nine thousand dollars. 89,000 00 

608. For services other than personal, including printing pamphlet 

of laws and the annual report, and necessary office sup- 
plies and equipment, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand 
dollars 11,000 00 



6 P. D. 54 

Item 

609. For the suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths on state 

highways, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand dollars . $13,000 00 

610. For the construction and repair of town and county ways, a 

sum not exceeding two million five hundred thousand 

dollars 2,500,000 00 

611. For aiding towns in the repair and improvement of public 

ways, a sum not exceeding one million one hundred sev- 
enty-five thousand dollars ...... 1,175,000 00 

611a. For payments to the cities and certain towns of the common- 
wealth, as authorized by section seven of chapter one 
hundred and twenty-two of the acts of the present year, 
a sum not exceeding two million five hundred thousand 
dollars . . 2,500,000 00 

612. For the maintenance and repair of state highways, including 

care of snow on highways, expenses of traffic signs and 
lights, and payment of damages caused by defects in state 
highways, with the approval of the attorney general, and 
for care and repair of road-building machinery, a sum 
not exceeding five million two hundred thousand dollars . 5,200,000 00 

613. For the purpose of enabling the department of public works 

to secure federal aid for the construction of highways, a 
sum not exceeding two million four hundred eighty thou- 
sand dollars 2,480,000 00 

614. For administering the law relative to advertising signs near 

highways, a sum not exceeding seventeen thousand dol- 
lars, to be paid from the General Fund . . . 17,000 00 

615. For expenses of studies and for necessary payments during 

this fiscal year on account of any of the first twenty-one 
projects for the abolition of grade crossings contained in 
the program approved by the department of public utili- 
ties, as authorized by sections sixty-five to eighty, inclu- 
sive, of chapter one hundred and fifty-nine of the General 
Laws, as amended, a sum not exceeding seven hundred 
thousand dollars; and in addition thereto the sum of 
three hundred nineteen thousand one hundred thirteen 
dollars and thirty-four cents now in the treasury from the 
proceeds of the last issue of bonds by the commonwealth 
for the abolition of grade crossings is hereby made avail- 
able for expenditures authorized by said sections with 
the approval of the department of public works ; and any 
unexpended balance remaining at the end of the current 
fiscal year may be used in the succeeding year . . 700,000 00 

Registration of Motor Vehicles: 

616. For personal services, a sum not exceeding nine hundred fifty 

thousand dollars, of which sum ten thousand dollars may 
be charged to the General Fund, and the remainder shall 
be paid from the Highway Fund .... 950,000 00 

617. For services other than personal, including traveling expenses, 

purchase of necessary supplies and materials, including 
cartage and storage of the same, and for work incidental 
to the registration and licensing of owners and operators 
of motor vehicles, a sum not exceeding six hundred 
twenty-nine thousand dollars, to be paid from the High- 
way Fund . . 629,000 00 

618. For printing and other expenses necessary in connection with 

publicity for certain safety work, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars, to be paid from the Highway 
Fund 2,500 00 

619. For expenses of an investigation to provide measures for 

safety on the highways and for the reduction of accidents, 



P. D. 54 7 

Item 

a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, to be paid 

from the Highway Fund 120,000 00 

Special : 

620. For expenditures by the department of public works, as au- 

thorized by chapter four hundred and twenty of the acts 
of nineteen hundred and thirty, a sum not exceeding one 
million two hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore ap- 
propriated for the purpose and to be paid from the High- 
way Fund . . . . . 1,275,000 00 
Functions of the department relating to waterways and 
public lands: 

621. For personal services of the chief engineer and assistants, a 

sum not exceeding fifty-two thousand dollars . . 52,000 00 

622. For services other than personal, including printing pamphlet 

of laws and the annual report, and for necessary office and 
engineering supplies, and equipment, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars ..... 2,500 00 

623. For the care and maintenance of the province lands and of the 

lands acquired and structures erected by the Province- 
town tercentenary commission, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars 5,000 00 

624. For the maintenance of structures, and for repairing damages 

along the coast line or river banks of the commonwealth, 
and for the removal of wrecks and other obstructions 
from tide waters and great ponds, a sum not exceeding 
thirty thousand dollars 30,000 00 

625. For the improvement ,development and protection of rivers 

and harbors, tide waters and foreshores within the com- 
monwealth, as authorized by section eleven of chapter 
ninety-one of the General Laws, and of great ponds, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred seventy-five thousand 
dollars, and any unexpended balance of the appropriation 
remaining at the end of the current fiscal year for the 
same purposes; provided, that all expenditures made for 
the protection of shores shall be upon condition that at 
least fifty per cent of the cost is covered by contributions 
from municipalities or other organizations and individ- 
uals, and that in the case of dredging channels for harbor 
improvements at least twenty-five per cent of the cost 
shall be so covered . 175,000 00 

626. For re-establishing and permanently marking certain triangu- 

lation points and sections, as required by order of the land 
court in accordance with section thirty-three of chapter 
ninety-one of the General Laws, as amended, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars ..... 1,000 OQ 

627. For expenses of surveying certain town boundaries, by the 

department of public works, a sum not exceeding five 

hundred dollars . 500 00 

628. For the supervision and operation of commonwealth pier five, 

including the salaries or other compensation of employ- 
ees, and for the repair and replacement of equipment and 
other property, a sum not exceeding one hundred twelve 
thousand dollars, to be paid from the Port of Boston 
receipts ... 112,000 00 

629. For the maintenance of pier one, at East Boston, a sum not 

exceeding eight thousand dollars, to be paid from the 

Port of Boston receipts 8,000 00 

630. For the maintenace and improvement of commonwealth prop- 

erty under the control of the department in connection 



8 P. D. 54 

Item 

with its functions relating to waterways and public lands, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, to be 
paid from the Port of Boston receipts .... $100,00000 

631. For the operation and maintenance of the New Bedford state 

pier, a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars . 4,000 00 

632. For the compensation of dumping inspectors, a sum not ex- 

ceeding three thousand dollars ..... 3,000 00 

633. For continuing the work in gauing the flow of water in the 

streams of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding five 

thousand dollars ....... 5,000 00 

Specials : 
634 For dredging channels and filling flats, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred ten thousand dollars to be paid from the, 
Port of Boston receipts and to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose 110,000 00 

635. For the maintenance and repair of certain property in the 

town of Plymouth, a sum not exceeding four thousand 

dollars . 4,000 00 

636. For the construction of railroads and piers and for the develop- 

ment of land at South Boston and East Boston, a sum 
not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, to be paid from 
the Port of Boston receipts and to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . 20,000 00 

637. For the purchase of certain land formerly owned by the com- 

monwealth, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, 

to be paid from the Port of Boston receipts . . . 20,000 00 

638. For the expense of work authorized by chapter four hundred 

and five of the acts of nineteen hundred and thirty, a 

sum not exceeding seventy thousand dollars . . 70,000 00 

The following four items are to be paid from the High- 
way Fund, with the approval of the Metropolitan 
District Commission: 

661. For maintenance of boulevards and parkways, a sum not ex- 

ceeding six hundred eight thousand dollars . . . $608,000 00 

662. For resurfacing of boulevards and parkways, a sum not ex- 

ceeding three hundred thousand dollars . . . 300,000 00 

663. For certain improvements in the Charles River basin, as 

authorized by chapter three hundred and seventy-one of 
the acts of nineteen hundred and twenty-nine, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred fifty-five thousand dollars, repre- 
senting the state's portion of the cost of such improve- 
ments required for the current year, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose ... 155,000 00 

664. For maintenance of Wellington bridge, with the approval of 

the metropolitan district commission, a sum not exceed- 
ing fifty-five hundred dollars ..... 5,500 00 

Department of Public Works 

For administering the law relative to advertising signs near 
highways, the sum of seventeen hundred eighty-two dol- 
lars and seventy-one cents, to be paid from the General 
Fund 1,782 71 

For the maintenance and repair of state highways, including 
care of snow on highways, expenses of traffic signs and 
lights, and payment of damages caused by defects in state 
highways, with the approval of the attorney general, and 
for care and repair of road-building machinery, the sum 
of eighty -five dollars, to be paid from the Highway Fund . 85 00 



P. D. 54 9 

Item 

Chapter 460, Acts of 1931, in addition to the general appropriation act making 
appropriations to supplement certain items contained therein, and for certain new 
activities and projects, is, in part, as follows: — 

Service of the Department of Corporations and Taxation 
Corporation and Tax Divisions: 

300. For the salaries of certain positions rilled by the commissioner, 

with the approval of the governor and council, and for 
additional clerical and other assistance, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen hundred dollars, to be charged to the 
Highway Fund to cover the estimated cost of collection 
of the gasoline tax, so-called, and to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . $1,500 00 

301 . For traveling expenses, a sum not exceeding one thousand dol- 

lars, to be charged to the Highway Fund to cover the 
estimated cost of collection of the gasoline tax, so-called, 
and to be in addition to any amount heretofore appropri- 
ated for the purpose ....... 1,000 00 

For the Service of the Department of Public Works 
Functions of the department relating to highways (the 
following appropriations are made from the Highway 
Fund): 

610. For the construction and repair of town and county ways, a 
sum not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for the purpose and to cover the cost of any work 
done in the city of Revere during the present year . . 200,000 00 

612. The appropriation heretofore made under this item is hereby 
changed to include the expense of lighting any road 
authorized by law. 

615a. For expenses of an investigation relative to the advisability 
of constructing certain highways, as authorized by chap- 
ter thirty-two of the resolves of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding twelve thousand dollars . . 12,000 00 

615b. For expenses authorized by law relative to preliminary esti- 
mates and plans for the construction of a bridge over the 
Saugus river between Point of Pines and the state high- 
way leading to Lynn, a sum not exceeding seventy thou- 
sand dollars 70,000 00 

615c. For expenses of a study relative to a bridge over Weymouth 

Fore river, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars . 10,000 00 

Registration of Motor Vehicles: 

616. For personal services, a sum not exceeding three thousand 

dollars, to be paid from the Highway Fund and to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose ... . . 3,000 00 

617. For services other than personal, including traveling expenses, 

purchase of necessary supplies and materials, including 
cartage and storage of the same, and for work incidental 
to the registration and licensing of owners and operators 
of motor vehicles, a sum not exceeding six thousand dol- 
lars, to be paid from the Highway Fund and to be in addi- 
tion to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose 6,000 00 

Functions of the department relating to waterways and 
public lands : 
625a. For expenses of building an addition and for improvements to 
the state pier at New Bedford, a sum not exceeding fifty 
thousand dollars ,,,,... 50,000 00 



10 P. D. 54 

Item 

625b. For expenses of constructing sea walls and shore protection 
in the town of Marshfield, as authorized by and subject 
to the conditions specified in a certain act of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars. $100,000 00 

625c. For expenses of constructing sea walls and shore protection in 
the town of Scituate, as authorized by and subject to the 
conditions specified in a certain act of the present year, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-seven thousand five hundred 
dollars . . . 37,500 00 

627. For expenses of surveying certain town boundaries, by the 
department of public works, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose . . 1,000 00 

Service of Metropolitan Boulevards (Highway Fund) 
661a. For certain expenses incurred in previous years for the main- 
tenance of boulevards, a sum not exceeding fifty-eight 
hundred and fifty dollars, to be paid from the Highway 
Fund ....... . 5,850 00 

661b. For the construction of certain boulevards by the metropoli- 
tan district commission, as authorized by a certain act 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
seventy-five thousand dollars, to be paid from the High- 
way Fund. . . 275,000 00 

Unclassified Accounts and Claims 
677. For the payment of claims authorized by certain resolves of 
the present year, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand 
six hundred seventy-three dollars and forty-two cents, of 
which sixty-five hundred fifty-nine dollars and ninety- 
four cents shall be charged to the Highway Fund. Said 
payments shall be certified by the comptroller of the 
commonwealth only upon the filing of satisfactory re- 
leases or other evidence that the payments are accepted 
in full compensation on the part of the commonwealth in 
respect thereto 11,673 42 

Other Appropriations 
625d. For the construction of a breakwater or other means of pro- 
tection for property along the water front in the Hough's 
Neck section of the city of Quincy, a sum not exceeding 
twenty thousand dollars, provided, that before any work 
is done by the department of public works the county of 
Norfolk and the city of Quincy shall contribute the sum 
of ten thousand dollars each, and pay the same into the 
treasury of the commonwealth, to be used in addition to 
the twenty thousand dollars hereby appropriated by 
the commonwealth ... ... 20,000 00 

625e. For the construction of a breakwater or other means of pro- 
tection for property at or near Long Beach in the town 
of Rockport, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand 
dollars, provided that before any work is done by the 
department of public works the town of Rockport shall 
contribute and pay into the treasury of the common- 
wealth the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, to be 
used in addition to the twenty-five thousand dollars here- 
by appropriated by the commonwealth . . . . 25,000 00 

Attorney General's Department: 
615d. For the construction of a state highway in the city of Revere, 
as provided by a law of the present year, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, to be paid from 
the Highway Fund , 25,000 00 



P. D. 54 11 

Item Deficiencies 

Service of the Department of Public Works 

For the maintenance and repair of state highways, including 
care of snow on highways, expenses of traffic signs and 
lights, and payment of damages caused by defects in 
state highways, with the approval of the attorney gen- 
eral, and for care and repair of road-building machinery, 
the sum of one hundred thirty-eight dollars and sixty-one 
cents, to be paid from the Highway Fund . . 138 61 

For the purpose of enabling the department of public works 
to secure federal aid for the construction of highways, 
the sum of one hundred eighty-one dollars and fifty cents, 
to be paid from the Highway Fund . . . . 181 50 

Section 3. The following changes and transfers, unless otherwise specified, 
are hereby made in chapter 245 of the acts of the present year (general appropria- 
tion act), and are, in part, as follows: — 

Payment to towns entitled to aid for repair and im- 
provement of public ways, etc.: 

61 1. There shall be paid from this item on or after June first, of the 

current year, without further contract, to all towns en- 
titled to aid for repair and improvement of public ways 
under section twenty-six of chapter eighty-one of the 
General Laws, as amended, a sum aggregating two hun- 
dred twenty thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars, 
the amounts so paid being payments referred to under 
provisions of section seven of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-two of the acts of the present year. 
Item 612 amended: 

612. This item is hereby amended by inserting after the word "ma- 

chinery" the words: — and for the purchase and improve- 
ment of a nursery for roadside planting. 
Item 625 amended : 
625. This item is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"year" in the eighth line the words: — may be expended 
in the succeeding fiscal year. 

Chapter 465, Acts of 1931 (Extra Session), making appropriations for the em- 
ployment of additional persons as a measure of relief during the present unem- 
ployment emergency. 

Section 1. To provide for the employment of additional labor and other 
personal services as a measure of relief during the present emergency caused by 
unemployment, the sums set forth in section two, for the several purposes and 
subject to the conditions therein specified, are hereby appropriated from the 
general fund or revenue of the commonwealth unless some other source of revenue 
is expressed, subject to the provisions of law regulating, the disbursement of public 
funds and the approval thereof. 

Section 2. 

Service of the Department of Public Works 

Item A: 
For removing the abandoned hulks or wrecks lying along the 
waterfront of East Boston and Chelsea Creek, a sum not 
exceeding sixty-five thousand dollars .... $65,000 00 



12 

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

Summary of Income, Year Ending November 30, 1931 

Highway Fund 

Section 34, Chapter 90, General Laws, as amended 
(See Chapter 288, Acts of 1925.) 

Fees (for registration of motor vehicles, licenses to 
operate, etc.) and fines (penalties, Sundry- 
Courts), gross receipts ..... 

Gasoline tax, gross ...... 

Contributions for highways and assessments (G. L., 
Ch. 81) 

Appropriation balances of previous years reverting . 

Contributions and refunds . 

Sale of old materials and buildings 

Reimbursement for repairs to guard rail and other 
property ....... 



P. D. 54 



$6,901,140 06 
13/936,029 92 

459,059 81 

95 

67,557 30 

1,066 80 



8,788 43 



Less — Refunded receipts 



Port of Boston Fund 
Chapter 91, General Laws 

Rents (leases and permits) $199,723 61 

Refunds of previous years ..... 8 98 

Reimbursement for services (inspection of dumping 

dredged material in Boston Harbor) . 411 94 

Use of Commonwealth Pier No. 5 (wharfage, dock- 
age, rentals, etc.) ...... 193,452 29 

Use of Commonwealth Pier No. 1 (rentals, etc.) . 551 07 

Use of Hayward Creek Property (rentals) . 112 00 

Revenue from permits for dumping dredged mate- 
rial at receiving basins . . 1,011 78 
License charges (for tidewater displacement and 
occupying Commonwealth tide lands) Boston 

Harbor 41,669 69 

Telephone pay station receipts . . . . 100 86 

Sales of land, South Boston ..... 1 00 

9&les of Boston Harbor maps .... 13 75 



$21,373,643 27 
314,388 88 

$21,059,254 39 



Department Income 
(Ordinary Revenue) 

Highway and Route Maps and bulletins 

Reimbursement for services (heating D Street 
Building) ...... 

Sales (specifications and plans for contracts) 

Sale of land ...... 

Interest on Bank accounts .... 

Aircraft licenses ..... 

Reimbursement for services (inspection of dump- 
ing dredged material outside of Boston Harbor, 
ch. 196, Acts of 1925) .... 

Penalty for violation of aircraft laws . 

License charges (for tidewater displacement and 
occupying Commonwealth tide lands) outside of 
Boston Harbor ..... 

Certified copying charges .... 

Sale of Atlas sheets and miscellaneous plans . 

Use of Province Lands (S 25, C. 91, G. L.) . 

Permits for advertising signs 

Use of New Bedford State Pier . 



$437,056 97 



$28 25 



174 


00 


1,039 


00 


250 


00 


831 


69 


942 


00 


380 


76 


50 00 


6,981 


26 


148 


00 


950 00 


298 


35 


14,278 


20 


6,000 


00 




— $32,351 51 



P. D. 54 

Improvement of Rivers and Harbors Trust 
((Sections 11, 29, chapter 91, General Laws) 
Contributions from towns, individuals or others 

Highway Trust 
(Section 30, Chapter 81, General Laws) 
Federal Aid (reimbursement from United States Government) 

Funds Contributed for Work under Special Acts 

Contribution by Town of Hull (Chap. 119, Acts of 

1931) . $150,000 00 

Contribution by Town of Marshfield (Ch. 407, Acts 

of 1931) 66,666 00 

Contribution by County of Plymouth, (Ch. 407, 

Acts of 1931) 33,334 00 

Contribution by County of Plymouth, (Ch. 424, 

Acts of 1931) 12,500 00 

Contribution by Town of Scituate, (Ch. 424, Acts 

of 1931) 25,000 00 

Contribution by City of Taunton, (Ch. 405, Acts 

of 1930) 30,000 00 

Contribution by Town of Rockport, (Ch. 460, Acts 

of 1931) 25,000 00 



13 



$142,476 14 



$4,053,410 22 



Total 



$342,500.00 
$26,067,049 23 



Expenditures 



The expenditures by the Department under the provisions of General Laws 
and other acts and the appropriation acts, chapters 245, 460 and 465, Acts of 
1931, during the fiscal year ending Nov. 30, 1931, were as follows: 

Administrative 

Commissioners, Associate Commissioners, personal 
services of clerks, stenographers, and commis- 
sioners' travel ....... $30,356 13 

Public Works Department Building, land and ser- 
vices 191,526 00 



Relating to Highways 

Personal Services — Chief Engineer, clerks, and sten- 
ographers ..... .... 

State Highways — Construction (Chapter 81, G. L.) 

General Contract Work $5,259,067 08 

Engineering (Supervision) . . . 726,206 47 

Rent of office, Commonwealth Pier 5 . 7,500 00 

Highway Testing Laboratory . . . 15,184 18 

Hingham-Hull (Chap. 119, Acts of 1931) . . 329,168 05 



$221,882 13 



$88 ; 47;8 9£ 



Maintenance and Repair of State Highways 
(Chapter 81, General Laws) 
Reconstruction of State Highways 
General Contract Work 
Engineering, supervision on reconstruction 



:,272,059 51 
485,608 34 



6,337,125 78 



4,757,667 85 



14 

Ordinary Maintenance 

General Maintenance .... 
Engineering (supervision) 
Highway Testing Laboratory 
Care and repair of road building machinery 
Removal of snow from highways . 
Roadside planting and development 
Traffic, engineering, signs and traffic count 
Paint manufacture .... 
Newburyport Bridge, Salisbury-Newburyport, 

over Merrimack River, maintenance and 

operation. ..... 

Brightman St. Bridge, Fall River- Somerset, 

maintenance and operation 
New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge, Achushnet 

River (Chapter 426, Acts of 1930) 
Tercentenary signs on highways (Chapter 10, 

Resolves of 1930) .... 
Route and detour maps 
Rent for offices at Commonwealth Pier 5 
Rent for offices at D Street . 
Additional office at Commonwealth Pier 5 

Construction and Repair of Town and County Ways 
(Section 34, Chapter 90, General Laws) State's 
expenditure for work contracted for in cities and 
towns ....... 

Engineering and expense (supervision) 

Aiding Towns in the Repair and Improvement of 
Public Ways (Section 26, Chapter 81, General 
Laws, as amended) 

State's expenditures for work contracted for in 
cities and towns ...... 

Engineering and expense (supervision) 

Special Acts: 

Expenditures under the provisions of Chapter 177, 

Acts of 1931 

Distribution of gasoline tax to towns receiving aid 

under the provisions of Section 4 (Chapter 122, 

Acts of 1931) 

Distribution of gasoline tax to towns receiving aid 

under the provisions of Section 4, Chapter 122, 

Acts of 1931 (Sec. 26, Ch. 81) . 
Incidentals (printing, postage, supplies, etc.) . 
Advertising signs, regulation of personal services and 

expenses ....... 

Southern Traffic Route Construction (Chapter 330 

and 344, Acts of 1925, and Section 4, Chapter 

369 and 398, Acts of 1926) 

Engineering and awards . 
Traffic Artery in City of Cambridge, connecting Ale- 
wife Brook Parkway and Fresh Pond Parkway 

(Chapter 366, Acts of 1928) . 
Public Highway, shore of Dorchester Bay, Quincy, 

(Chapter 259, Acts of 1928) . . . 

Highways in Maiden, Braintree, Weymouth and 
Hingham 

Hingham, Braintre$ and Weymouth . 

Maiden ........ 







P. D. 54 


. $1,353,599 35 




315,060 


93 




13,572 


31 




337,726 


03 




509,750 


22 




68,120 


58 




165,614 


34 




30,512 


40 




7,773 


97 




13,444 


24 




22,762 


93 




635 


96 




5,715 


93 




7,500 


00 




12,500 


00 




3,711 


29 


$2,868,000 48 






$2,359,578 


34 




516,812 


02 


$2,876,390 36 



171,852 63 
74,019 83 



$16,677 83 
2,139 02 



$945,872 46 

$2,142,900 91 
2,500,000 00 



220,750 00 
11,178 10 

19,061 97 



101 27 

75 
1,005 73 

$18,816 85 



P. D. 54 

Bridges over location of Southern New England Rail- 
road, repairs (Chapter 308, Acts of 1930) 

Removal of Bridges, Palmer, Ludlow and Belcher - 
town (Chapter 388, Acts of 1930) 

Highways in Metropolitan District (Ch. 420, Acts of 
1930) 
Section 1. Canton, Dedham, Wellesley, etc. 
Section 2. Canterbury Street, Boston 
Section 3. Land taking — Neponset River, Milton 
Section 4. West Roxbury — Brookline Parkway . 
Section 5. Broadway, Revere Beach Parkway — 
grade separation, Everett .... 

Abolition of Grade Crossings (Ch. 420, Acts of 1931) . 

Study Weymouth Fore River Bridge (Resolves 
54, Chapter 460, Acts of 1931) 
Plans for new Saugus River Bridge (Resolves 51, 

Chapter 460, Acts of 1931) .... 
State Highway — Revere (Chapter 445, Acts of 1931) 
Suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths on State 

highways, in cities and towns .... 

Total Expenditures for Highways 





15 




$6,290 50 




8,704 60 


$240,477 31 
30,972 86 
22,483 52 
25,398 91 




178,590 45 


497,923 05 
93,736 28 






1,688 78 


/ 


44,936 24 
3,959 80 




12,985 25 


. 


$23,457,576 00 



Expenditures Relating to the Registry of Motor Vehicles 
The cost of running the Registry of Motor Vehicles . . $1,580,903 40 

Summary of Expenditures Relating to Waterways 
General expenses ........ $54,387 45 

Boston Harbor: 
Maintenance and operation, Commonwealth Pier 1, East Boston 
Maintenance and operation, Commonwealth Pier 5, South Boston 
Maintenance of property 
Dredging and filling . 
Streets, piers and railroads . 
Dredging Savin Hill Bay 
Purchase of land, South Boston 
Removal of hulks, East Boston (Ch. 465, Acts of 1931) 

Outside of Boston Harbor: 
Improvement of rivers and harbors 
Repairing damages to shore .... 

New Bedford State Pier, operation and maintenance 

Construction and alterations 
Expenses of province lands . 
Expenses of Plymouth property 
Topographical survey 
Stream gauging . 

Surveying state and town boundaries 
Compensation for services of dumping inspectors . 
Chapter 300, Acts of 1930, Dike Province Lands . 
Chapter 407, Acts of 1931, Marshfield shore protection 
Chapter 424, Acts of 1931, Scituate shore protection 
Long Beach, Rockport ..... 

Chapter 405, Acts of 1931, Taunton River improvement 

Total 



7,911 


00 


115,06? 


15 


87,216 


37 


180,783 


93 


14,760 


24 


4,471 


58 


20,000 


00 


66 


85 


331,477 


82 


23,277 


94 


3,788 


89 


42,638 30 


5,000 


00 


4,713 


89 


987 


99 


5,134 


52 


1,285 


17 


654 


12 


5,719 


18 


96,273 53 


56,708 


11 


42,609 43 


1,085 


28 


$1,106,018 74 



16 P. D. 54 

Summary of Expenditures by Department for Year Ending November 30, 

1931 

Administrative $221,882 13 

Relating to Highways . ....... 23,457,576 00 

Registry of Motor Vehicles 1,580,903 40 

Relating to Waterways 1,106,018 74 

Total $26,366,380 27 

Cooperative Work — Supervision of Expenditures 
The Department has supervised the expenditures during the year by cities, 
towns and counties, under chapter 81, General Laws, as amended, of approxi- 
mately $3,754,435.80 for cooperative work, in repairing, maintaining and improv- 
ing certain public ways, and for other road work for which the towns and cities 
made contributions. All such work was carried out in conformity with contracts, 
specifications and plans approved by the Department. 

Relating to Highways 

General Statement 

State Highways. — During the year ending Nov. 30, 1931, the Department laid 
out new State highways amounting to 102.148 miles of highways in 65 cities and 
towns. Under chapter 81, General Laws, as amended by chapter 427, Acts of 
1931, 1.175 miles of State highways were discontinued or abandoned. The total 
length of State highways at the end of the year was 1,769.669 miles. Work was 
completed on 65.028 miles of' State highways, portions of which were laid out in 
1930. 

Highways Constructed in 1931. — Construction has been completed on 65.028 
miles of State highways, 208.925 miles of highways under the provisions of section 
34, chapter 90, General Laws, as amended, and 12.362 miles of highways under 
the provisions of special acts, making a total of 286.315 miles completed during the 
year. 

Of the above highways completed this year 19.470 miles were of gravel; 16.236 
miles were of bituminous concrete; 120.255 miles were of bituminous macadam; 
37.168 miles were of reinforced concrete; 53.879 miles were of gravel with a bitum- 
inous treatment; 4.823 miles were of dual type (reinforced cement concrete and 
bituminous macadam); 0.108 miles were of waterbound macadam with a bitum- 
inous treatment; 33.604 miles were of bituminous concrete (retread method); 
0.772 miles were of sheet cement concrete. 

Resurfacing, Reconstruction and Widening of State Highways. — During the year 
36.204 miles of State highways were widened, but not resurfaced, and 64.524 
miles were resurfaced or reconstructed and widened. These figures are for com- 
pleted work. There is uncompleted work in various stages on a number of miles 
of road where the work will be completed next year. 

Of the roads resurfaced or reconstructed this year, 37.009 miles were of bitum- 
inous macadam, 9.574 miles were of bituminous concrete, 5.665 miles were of rein- 
forced concrete, 9.742 miles were of dual type (reinforced cement concrete and bi- 
tuminous macadam), 2.534 miles were of bituminous concrete (retread method). 

Surveys, Plans and Estimates. — During the year preliminary surveys, plans 
and estimates were made as follows : 

For State Highway Construction. — Preliminary surveys in 45 towns, 83.264 
miles; plans in 34 towns, 66.868 miles; preliminary estimates in 39 towns, 72.677 
miles; lines and grades in 56 towns, 98.607 miles and final surveys in 33 towns, 
64.491 miles. 

For State Highway Reconstruction and Resurfacing. — Preliminary surveys in 
49 towns, 72.250 miles; plans in 42 towns, 71.972 miles; preliminary estimates 
in 39 towns, 65.268 miles; lines and grades in 49 towns, 87.253 miles; final surveys 
in 35 towns, 63.620 miles. 

Under section 34, Chapter 90, General Laws, as amended. — Preliminary surveys 
in 178 towns, 234.464 miles; plans in 151 towns, 220.098 miles; preliminary esti- 
mates in 160 towns, 152.340 miles; lines and grades in. 212 t9 w P s i 208,969 miles; 
final surveys in 111 towns, 117.034 miles. 



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Under the provisions of various Acts and Resolves, surveys were made as follows: 

Chapter 445, Acts of 1931: Section 1, — 0.60 miles of preliminary survey and 
plans in 1 city; Section 2, — 0.60 miles of preliminary survey and plans in 1 city; 
Section 3, — 0.611 miles of preliminary survey and plans in 1 city. 

Chapter 420, Acts of 1930: Section 1, — 12.275 miles of reconnaissance survey 
and plans in 4 towns and 1 city; 9.727 miles of preliminary survey and plans in 
4 towns and 1 city; 1 1.05 miles of estimate in 4 towns and 1 city; Section 2. — 2.576 
miles of reconnaissance survey and plans in 1 city; 7.267 miles of preliminary sur- 
vey and plans in 1 city; 2.10 miles of estimate in 1 city; Section 3, — 4.044 miles 
of preliminary survey and plans in 1 town and 1 city; Section 4, — 4.266 miles 
of reconnaissance survey and plans in 1 town and 1 city; 4.967 miles of prelim- 
inary survey and plans in 1 town and 1 city; 2.713 miles of estimate in 1 town 
and 1 city; Section 5, — 0.454 miles of preliminary estimate, stakes and final 
survey in 1 city. 

Chapter 38, Resolves of 1931: Section 1, — preliminary survey and plans in 
1 city, 0.963 miles; Section 2, — reconnaissance survey and plans in 5 towns and 

1 city, 20.05 miles. 

Chapter 51, Resolves of 1931: 0.738 miles of preliminary survey and plans in 

2 cities. 

Chapter 54, Resolves of 1931: preliminary survey and plans in 1 town and 1 
city, 0.316 miles. 

Grade Crossing Elimination. — Chapter 417, Acts of 1930: 3.52 miles of pre- 
liminary survey in 5 towns; 3.37 miles of plans in 5 towns; 1.11 miles of prelim- 
inary estimate in 3 towns; 0.625 miles of lines and grades in 1 town. 

Reconnaissance. — 204 miles of survey and 183 miles of plans in 81 towns. 

Chapter 90 Reconnaissance. — 14 miles of survey and plans in 6 towns. 

Advice to Other State Departments. — 0.284 miles of preliminary survey plans 
and estimate in 1 city. 

Precise levels have been made, covering 892 miles in 183 towns. 

Plans to accompany decrees for street railway locations on State highways have 
been made in 3 towns. 

Permits. — There were 2,126 permits issued during the year for opening or 
occupying State highways for various purposes. 

Engineering Advice to Municipal Authorities. — The Department furnished 
without charge engineering advice to 27 cities and towns in accordance with the 
provisions of section 1, chapter 81, General Laws. 

Approval of Specifications. — The Department approved during the year, under 
the provisions of section 7, chapter 44, General Laws, as amended, specifications 
for the construction of roads in 28 towns and cities. 

Approval of Bridge Plans. — The Department approved during the year, under 
the provisions of chapter 313, Acts of 1923, plans for the construction of bridges 
in 10 towns and cities. 

Petitions, Meetings and Hearings 
In addition to the regular weekly meetings of the Department throughout the 
year, numerous hearings and conferences have been held, including the annual 
hearings in the several counties in the Commonwealth for the open discussion of 
questions relating to the public ways, as required by section 1, chapter 81, General 
Laws; hearings on petitions for the amendment or revision of permits for the 
operation. of bus lines in 13 cases; appeals from the action taken by the Registrar 
of Motor Vehicles in the suspension or revocation of certain licenses to operate 
motor vehicles in 59 cases; on the matter of outdoor advertising in 5 towns and 
cities; on the matter of special regulations for motor vehicles in Medford, Milton, 
Revere, Reading, Falmouth, Wakefield, Chelsea and Springfield; on petitions for 
the relocation of street railway tracks in Dedham, Greenfield, Framingham and 
Natick; on a request for the re-naming of the Boston- Worcester Turnpike; and 
on the abolition of grade crossings in Newbury, Littleton, Norwood, Ayer, Wal- 
tham, Lincoln, Somerville and Lowell. 



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Petitions were received and contracts signed during the year as follows: 

Petitions Contracts 

State highways 81 88 

Work under section 34, chapter 90, General Laws, as amended 16 430 

Work under section 26, chapter 81, General Laws, as amended 178 178 

Work under Special Act ....... 5 

275 701 

State Highways 
petitions for state highways 
General Laws, chapter 81, section 4, provides that — 
"If county commissioners, aldermen or selectmen adjudge that public necessity 

and convenience require that the Commonwealth lay out and take charge of a new 

or existing way as a highway in whole or in part, in their county, city or town, 

they may apply, by a written petition, to the division, requesting that said way 

be laid out and taken charge of by the commonwealth." 

Petitions under the aforesaid section have been received during the year, as 

follows : — 

Selectmen or Foxborough. — Road locally known as Norfolk Street, extending 
from the dividing line between the towns of Wrentham and Foxborough, to 
the junction of Norfolk and Main Streets. Received Dec. 10, 1930. 

Selectmen of Wrentham. — Road locally known as Norfolk Street, extending 
from the dividing line between the towns of Plainville and Wrentham to the 
dividing line between the towns of Wrentham and Foxborough. Received 
Dec. 10, 1930. 

Selectmen of North Attleborough. — Road locally known as Washington 
Street, extending from the junction of Washington and Park Streets to the 
dividing line between the towns of North Attleborough and Plainville. Re- 
ceived Dec. 12, 1930. 

Selectmen of Plainville. — Road locally known as Norfolk Street, extending 
from the dividing line between the towns of North Attleborough and Plain- 
ville to the dividing line between the towns of Plainville and Wrentham. 
Received Dec. 12, 1930. 

Selectmen of Southborough. — Road locally known as the Worcester Turn- 
pike, extending from White's Corner to the dividing line between the towns 
of Southborough and Framingham. Received Dec. 24, 1930. 

Selectmen of Framingham. — Road locally known as the Worcester Road, 
extending from the dividing line between the towns of Southborough and 
Framingham to the westerly side of the Sudbury River Bridge. Received 
Dec. 31, 1930. 

Selectmen of Longmeadow. — Road extending from the intersection of the 
southerly line of Elm Avenue with the easterly line of Longmeadow Street, over 
a new location to a point on the dividing line between the towns of Longmeadow 
and East Longmeadow about one and one-half miles northerly from the 
Connecticut line. Received Jan. 29, 1931. 

Selectmen of Framingham. — Road extending from a point on the Worcester 
Road about 1,000 feet east of the dividing line between the towns of Framing- 
ham and Southborough, westerly over a new location, across the Old Colony 
Railroad to the dividing line between the towns of Framingham and South- 
borough. Received Feb. 5, 1931. 

Selectmen of Erving. — Road extending from a point on the State highway 
near Forest Street to the dividing line between the towns of Erving and Gill 
north of the junction of the Connecticut and Millers Rivers. Received Feb. 
4, 1931. 

Selectmen of Billerica. — Road locally known as Boston Road, extending from 
the dividing line between the towns of Bedford and Billerica to the dividing 
line between the towns of Billerica and Chelmsford. Received Feb. 6, 1931. 

Selectmen of Greenfield. — Road extending from the dividing line between 
the towns of Greenfield and Gill, near Factory Village, to the junction of Gil 1 
Road and the Turners Falls Road. Received Feb. 4, 1931. 



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Selectmen of Gill. — Road extending from the dividing line between the towns 
of Gill and Erving, north of the junction of the Connecticut and Millers 
Rivers to the dividing line between the towns of Gill and Greenfield, near 
Factory Village. Received Feb. 4, 1931. 

Selectmen of Southborough. — Road extending from a point on the Framing- 
ham Road, near Willow Road, easterly over a new location to the dividing 
line between the towns of Framingham and Southborough. Received Feb. 4, 
1931. 

Selectmen of Hull. — Road extending from Nantasket Avenue across Bay 
Street and along the Bay and west of the railroad to the dividing line between 
the towns of Hull and Hingham. Received Feb. 11, 1931. 

Selectmen of Hingham. — Road extending from Rockland Street, in whole or in 
part over a new location west of the railroad tracks, to the dividing line be- 
tween the towns of Hingham and Hull. Received Feb. 11, 1931. 

Selectmen of Framingham. — Road extending from the bridge on the Worcester 
Road over the Sudbury River to the dividing line between the towns of 
Framingham and Natick. Received Feb. 27, 1931. 

Selectmen of Russell. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Granville and Russell to the dividing line between the towns of 
Russell and Blandford. Received Feb. 25, 1931. 

Selectmen of Becket. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Becket and Otis northerly to the Bonny Rigg Four Corners. Re- 
ceived Feb. 25, 1931. 

Selectmen of Granville. — Road extending from the dividing line between 
the States of Massachusetts and Connecticut to the dividing line between the 
towns of Granville and Russell. Received Feb. 25, 1931, 

Selectmen of Otis. — Road extending from the dividing line between the towns 
of Blandford and Otis to the dividing line between the towns of Otis and 
Becket. Received Feb. 25, 1931. 

Selectmen of Blandford. — Road extending from the dividing line between 
the towns of Russell and Blandford northerly to the Woronoco-Blandford 
State Road. ' Also road extending from the northerly end of the present 
State highway in North Street to the dividing line between the towns of 
Blandford and Otis. Received Feb. 25, 1931. 

Mayor and Aldermen of Worcester. — Road extending from the dividing line 
between the town of Shrewsbury and the city of Worcester, near Harrington 
Street, to the dividing line between the city of Worcester and the town of 
Auburn in the southern part of the city near the Millbury line. Received 
Mar. 6, 1931. 

Selectmen of Auburn. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
city of Worcester and the town of Auburn in the northeastern part of the 
town, near the Millbury line, to a point on Southbridge Street near Tinker Hill 
Street in the southwestern part of the town. Received Mar. 6, 1931. 

Selectmen of Millbury. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
city of Worcester and the town of Millbury near the point where the railroad 
tracks cross said line in the northerly part of the town, to a point about one 
mile distant northeasterly therefrom in said dividing line between the town 
of Millbury and the city of Worcester. Received Mar. 6, 1931. 

Selectmen of Shrewsbury. — Road extending from the dividing line between 
the city of Worcester and the town of Shrewsbury near Harrington Street, 
to the dividing line between the towns of Shrewsbury and Northborough at 
a point about 600 feet south of the Worcester Turnpike. Received Mar. 6, 1931 . 

Selectmen of Northborough. — Road extending from the dividing line between 
the towns of Shrewsbury and Northborough at a point about 600 feet south 
of the Worcester Turnpike to a point on the Boston Post Road near King 
Street. Received Mar. 6, 1931. 

Selectmen of Richmond. — Road locally known as Canaan Road extending 
from a point on Route No. 118 about two and a half miles from the Pittsneld 
line southwesterly to the New York state line. Received Mar. 9, 1931. 

Selectmen of Andover. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of North Andover and Andover to the dividing line between the towns 
of Andover and Tewksbury. Received Mar. 12, 1931. 



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Selectmen of Foxborough. — Road extending from the junction of Washington 
and Main Streets northeasterly, over Washington Street and new location 
to the dividing line between the towns of Foxborough and Walpole at the 
property now or formerly of Mary A. Pickering. Received Mar. 16, 1931. 

Selectmen of Sharon. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Walpole and Sharon, at or near the property of Peterson Brothers, 
northeasterly over a new location to the dividing line between the towns of 
Sharon and Walpole, southwesterly of High Plain Street. Received Mar. 16, 
1931. 

Selectmen of Pembroke. — Road extending from a point on Washington 
Street, about 4,000 feet north of Congress Street, southeasterly over a new 
location to the dividing line between the towns of Pembroke and Duxbury 
near Taylor Street. Received Mar. 12, 1931. 

Selectmen of Duxbury. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Pembroke and Duxbury near Taylor Street over a new location 
to a point on Summer Street near Franklin Street; also from a point on 
Summer Street near the Twin Schoolhouse over a new location to the dividing 
line between the towns of Duxbury and Kingston west of South Street. Re- 
ceived Mar. 12, 1931. 

Selectmen of Kingston. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Duxbury and Kingston, west of Summer Street, over a new location 
to a point on Summer Street about 800 feet north of Tremont Street. Re- 
ceived Mar. 12, 1931. 

Selectmen of Foxborough. — Road extending from a point on Main Street near 
property of E. F. Kelly northwesterly, over a new location to the dividing line 
between the towns of Wrentham and Foxborough between Main Street and 
Pine Street. Received Mar. 23, 1931. 

Selectmen of Wrentham. — Road extending from a point on East Street near 
Everett Street easterly, over a new location to the dividing line between the 
towns of Wrentham and Foxborough between East Street and Pine Street. 
Received Mar. 23, 1931. 

Selectmen of Walpole. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Foxborough and Walpole, at or near the property of Mary A. Pick- 
ering, northeasterly over a new location to the dividing line between Walpole 
and Norwood at a point westerly of Summer Street. Received Mar. 21, 1931. 

City Council of Lynn. — Road known locally as Walnut Street, extending from 
the dividing line between the city of Lynn and the town of Saugus to its inter- 
section with Dungeon Avenue. Received Jan. 28, 1931. 

Selectmen of Randolph. — Road extending from the southerly end of the 1909 
section of State highway on North Main Street to the railroad bridge on said 
North Main Street. Received April 6, 1931. 

Selectmen of North Andover. — Road extending from the junction of Peters 
and Andover Streets northerly, over a new location, to a point on Osgood 
Street near the residence of Robert B. Smith. Received April 4, 1931. 

Selectmen of Erving. — Road extending from the junction of Moore and Forest 
Streets southerly along Forest Street for about 1,400 feet to a point near 
Union Street. Received April 8, 1931. 

Selectmen of Deerfield. — Road extending from a point on the Greenfield 
Road west of the Boston & Maine Railroad bridge northerly to the dividing 
line between the towns of Deerfield and Greenfield. Received April 23, 1931. 

Selectmen of Greenfield. — Road extending from a point on the Deerfield 
Road west of the Boston & Maine Railroad bridge southerly to the dividing 
line between the towns of Greenfield and Deerfield. Received April 23, 1931. 

Selectmen of Lancaster. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Clinton and Lancaster to the dividing line between the towns of 
Lancaster and t Bolton. Received April 24, 1931. 

Selectmen of Seekonk. — Road extending from the junction of Fall River 
Avenue and Mink Street northwesterly over a new location to the dividing 
line between the States of Massachusetts and Rhode Island near the property 
now or formerly of Evan West. Received May 9, 1931. 



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Selectmen of Merrimac. — Road extending from the easterly line of Merrimac 
Square, easterly along East Main Street to Mill Street. Received May 12, 
1931. 

Selectmen of Nantucket. — Road locally known as Polpis Road extending from 
its junction with the State highway easterly through the village of Polpis 
and southeasterly to the village of Siasconset. Received May 14, 1931. 

Selectmen of Amesbury. — Road extending from the junction of Haverhill 
Street and Hillside Avenue northeasterly along Haverhill Street to its junction 
with Main Street. Received June 3, 1931. 

Selectmen of Uxbridge. — Road extending from a point at or near the junction 
of Main Street and Ironstone Street, in a general southeasterly direction, in 
part over Ironstone Street and in part over new location, to the dividing line 
between the States of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Received June 6, 
1931. 

Selectmen of Clinton. — Road locally known as Boylston Street, extending 
from the dividing line between the towns of Boylston and Clinton to the 
Lancaster Mills bridge or the square at the junction of Boylston Street and 
Cameron Street. Received June 17, 1931. 

County Commissioners of Hampshire County. — Road extending over a new 
location from a point on the Enfield Road in the town of Ware about three- 
fourths of a mile southerly of the dividing line between the towns of Enfield 
and Ware westerly through the towns of Ware and Belchertown to a point 
on the Enfield Road just west of the bridge over Jabish Brook. Received 
June 1G, 1931. 

Mayor and City Council of Westfield. — Road extending from the dividing 
line between the town of Southampton and city of Westfield southerly to the 
northerly location line of the Holyoke and Westfield Railroad. Also road 
extending from the dividing line between the town of Southwick and city of 
Westfield northerly to a point at or near the bridge over the Westfield Little 
River. Received June 23, 1931. 

Selectmen of Boylston. — Road known locally as Main Street, extending from 
the dividing line between the towns of Shrewsbury and Boylston to the divid- 
ing line between the towns of Boylston and Clinton. Received June 25, 1931. 

Selectmen of Shrewsbury. — Road known locally as Clinton Street, extending 
from the dividing line between the city of Worcester and the town of Shrews- 
bury to the dividing line between the towns of Boylston and Shrewsbury. 
Received July 1, 1931. 

Selectmen of Spencer. — Road locally known as Maple Street extending from 
Main Street southerly to the dividing line between the towns of Spencer and 
Charlton. Received July 23, 1931. 

Selectmen of Charlton. — Road extending from Charlton Depot northerly to 
the dividing line between the towns of Charlton and Spencer. Received 
July 20, 1931. 

Mayor and Aldermen of Brockton. — Road extending from the junction of 
Center and Quincy Streets westerly along Center Street to its junction with 
Lyman Street. Received August 20, 1931. 

Selectmen of Norwood. — Road extending from a point on the dividing line 
between the towns of Walpole and Norwood about 275 feet southeasterly from 
the point where Union Street crosses said line northerly over a new location 
to a point on the dividing line between the towns of Westwood and Norwood 
about 900 feet easterly from the Ellis railroad station. Received Sept. 1, 
1931. 

Selectmen of Framingham. — Road extending from the junction of Fountain 
and Waverly Streets southwesterly along the Hartford Turnpike and / or 
Central Turnpike to the dividing line between the towns of Framingham and 
Ashland. Received Sept. 9, 1931. 

Selectmen of Ashland. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Framingham and Ashland southwesterly along the Hartford Turn- 
pike and / or Central Turnpike to the dividing line between the towns of Ash- 
land and Hopkinton. Received Sept. 9, 1931. 



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Selectmen of Hopkinton. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Ashland and Hopkinton southwesterly along the Hartford Turnpike 
and/ or Central Turnpike to the dividing line between the towns of Hopkinton 
and Upton. Received Sept. 9, 1931. 

Selectmen of Upton. — Road extending from the dividing line between the towns 
of Hopkinton and Upton southwesterly along the Hartford Turnpike and / or 
Central Turnpike to the dividing line between the towns of Upton and North- 
bridge. Received Sept. 9, 1931. 

Selectmen of Northbridge. — Road extending from the dividing line between 
the towns of Upton and Northbridge, southwesterly along the Hartford 
Turnpike and / or Central Turnpike to the dividing line between the towns of 
Northbridge and Sutton. Received Sept. 9, 1931. 

Selectmen of Sutton. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Northbridge and Sutton southwesterly along the Hartford Turn- 
pike and / or Central Turnpike to the dividing line between the towns of 
Sutton and Oxford. Received Sept. 9, 1931. 

Selectmen of Oxford. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Sutton and Oxford southwesterly along the Hartford Turnpike 
and / or Central Turnpike to the dividing line between the towns of Oxford 
and Webster. Received Sept. 9, 1931. 

Selectmen of Webster. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Oxford and Webster, southwesterly long the Hartford Turnpike 
and /or Central Turnpike to Webster Center. Received Sept. 9, 1931. 

Selectmen of Williamstown. — Road extending from the junction of the Cold 
Spring and Petersburg Mountain Roads southwesterly along the Cold Spring 
Road to its junction with the River Road in South Williamstown. Received 
Oct. 20, 1931. 

Selectmen of Bedford and Carlisle. — A bridge over the Concord River on 
the main road from Bedford to Carlisle at the dividing line between the towns 
of Carlisle and Bedford. Received Oct. 22, 1931. 

Selectmen of Lakeville. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
city of Taunton and town of Lakeville easterly over a new location, to the di- 
viding line between the towns of Lakeville and Middleborough on Poquoy 
Trout Brook. Also road known as Bedford Street extending from the Mid- 
dleborough line to Main Street. Received Oct. 21, 1931. 

Selectmen of Middleborough. — Road extending from the dividing line be- 
tween the towns of Middleborough and Lakeville on Poquoy Trout Brook 
easterly, over a new location, to the junction of Bedford Street and Grove 
Street Extension. Received Oct. 21, 1931. 

Mayor and Municipal Council of Taunton. ■ — Road extending from the Dean 
Street railroad crossing easterly along Dean Street and new location to the 
dividing line between the city of Taunton and town of Raynham southeast 
of the junction of Dean and South Streets. Also road extending from the 
dividing line between the city of Taunton and town of Raynham, at the 
Taunton River, easterly over new location to the dividing line between the 
city of Taunton and town of Lakeville. Received Oct. 29, 1931. 

Selectmen of Raynham. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
city of Taunton and the town of Raynham southeast of the junction of South 
and Dean Streets easterly, over a new location, to the dividing line between 
the town of Raynham and the city of Taunton. Received Oct. 30, 1931. 

Selectmen of Sterling. — Road extending from a point on Worcester Street 
about 1,300 feet north of the bridge over the Boston & Maine and New Haven 
Railroads northerly to Pratts Corner. Received Oct. 29, 1931. 

Selectmen of West Boylston. — Road extending from the dividing line between 
the town of West Boylston and the city of Worcester northerly over the loca- 
tion of the former Worcester Consolidated Street Railway to a junction with 
the main road in West Boylston Village. Received Oct. 30, 1931. 

Selectmen of Scituate. — Road extending from a point on the dividing line be- 
tween the towns of Cohasset and Scituate about four-tenths of a mile south- 
west of the tracks of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Com- 
pany southeasterly, in part over a new location and in part over the Tack 



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Pond Road, to a point on Main Street at or near its intersection with Judge 
Cushing Road. Received Nov. 12, 1931. 

Selectmen of Cohasset. — Road extending from the dividing line between the 
towns of Hingham and Cohasset at a point about 500 feet south of East 
Street southeasterly, in part over a new location and in part over King Street, 
to a point on the dividing line between the towns of Cohasset and Scituate 
about four-tenths of a mile southwest of the tracks of the New York, New 
Haven & Hartford Railroad Company. Received Nov. 12, 1931. 

Selectmen of Hingham. — Road extending from a point on Summer Street about 
300 feet west of Green Street, easterly, over a new location, to the dividing 
line between the towns of Hingham and Cohasset at a point about 500 feet 
south of East Street. Received Nov. 12, 1931. 

Selectmen of Wilmington. — Road known locally as Lowell Street, extending 
from the junction of Routes 38 and 129 easterly to the dividing line between 
the towns of Wilmington and Reading. Received Nov. 13, 1931. 

Board of Public Works of Reading. — Road known locally as Lowell Street, 
extending from the dividing line between the towns of Wilmington and Read- 
ing easterly to Reading Square. Received Nov. 13, 1931. 

Selectmen of Worthington. — Road extending from the dividing line between 
the towns of Huntington and Worthington northwesterly along the Main 
Road to Worthington Corners. Received Nov. 17, 1931. 

Mayor and Aldermen of Worcester. — Road extending from West Boylston 
Street to the dividing line between the city of Worcester and the town of 
West Boylston. Received Oct. 24, 1931. 

Construction and Reconstruction of State Highways 
(Chapter 81, General Laws, as amended) 
The following contracts were entered into during the year for the construction 
and reconstruction of State highways, and work incidental thereto, in various 
municipalities: — 

Wareham 

Dec. 9, 1930, contract made with John lafolla Construction Company, of Bos- 
ton, for reconstructing about 9,248 feet of State highway on the Marion Road, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to 
$63,741.50. Work completed July 25, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $71,045.03. 

Wilbraham 

Dec. 9, 1930, contract made with The Lane Construction Corporation, of Meri- 
den, Conn., for resurfacing and widening about 18,367 feet of State highway on 
the Boston Road, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete for about 
8,488 feet, and bituminous concrete for about 9,879 feet. The proposal amounted 
to $105,738.25. Work completed Aug. 18, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, 
$111,450.61. 

Mons on- Palmer 

Dec. 9, 1930, contract made with Patrick J. Holland, of Lawrence, for widening 
about 13,640 feet of State highway on the Boston Road in Monson and Palmer, 
the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$102,170.70. Work completed Aug. 1, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $114,- 
978.56. 

Shrewsbury 

Dec. 9, 1930, contract made with F. Pritchard & Son, Inc., of Watertown, for 
moving buildings on the land of Ameen J. Antoun on the State highway in Shrews- 
bury, known as the Boston-Worcester Turnpike.. The proposal amounted to 
$17,900.00. Work completed July 3, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $18,000.00. 

Shrewsbury 

Dec. 9, 1930, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for moving 
buildings on the land of Walter C. Tufts on the State highway in Shrewsbury, 
known as the Boston- Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $350.00. 
Work completed Dec. 11, 1930. Expenditure during 1930, $350.00. 



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Shrewsbury 

Dec. 9, 1930, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for moving 
buildings on the land of Lucia D'Errico on the State highway in Shrewsbury, 
known as the Boston- Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $2,271.00. 
Work completed Mar. 20, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $2,271.00. 

Chester-Huntington 

Dec. 16, 1930, contract made with The Fitchburg Concrete Constrcution Com- 
pany, of Fitchburg, for constructing and reconstructing about 11,027 feet of State 
highway on the Jacobs Ladder, so called, in Chester, and about 8,940 feet of the 
same road in Huntington, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The 
proposal amounted to $251,877.30. Work practically completed. Expenditure 
during 1931, $213,500.48. 

Chilmark-W est Tisbury 

Dec. 16, 1930, contract made with Michael F. Roach & Sons, Inc., of East Bridge- 
water, for reconstructing about 5,770 feet of State highway on the South Road in 
Chilmark, and about 7,746 feet of State highway on the same road in West Tisbury, 
the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $50,- 
183.40. Work completed Aug. 14, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $51,631.01. 

Sheffield 

Dec. 16, 1930, contract made with the New Haven Road Construction Co., 
Inc., of New Haven, Conn, for reconstructing about 14,120 feet of State highway 
on the Ashley Falls Road, the surf ace consisting of reinforced cement concrete for 
about 10,876 feet, and bituminous macadam for about 3,244 feet. The proposal 
amounted to $88,733.20. Work completed Aug. 10, 1931. Expenditure during 
1931, $89,437.08. 

Bourne- Ply mouth 

Dec. 23, 1930, contract made with Amos D. Bridge's Sons, Inc., of Hazardville, 
Connecticut, for reconstructing about 4,374 feet of State highway on the Saga- 
more Road in Plymouth, and about 11,193 feet of State highway on the same 
road in Bourne, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $98,553.30. Work completed July 16, 1931. Expenditure during 
1931, $105,079.04. 

Barnstable 

Dec. 30, 1930, contract made with The Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for reconstructing about 29,800 feet of State highway on new 
location, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted 
to $190,823.05. Work completed Nov. 30, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, 
$208,509.76. 

F oxborough-W rentham-Plainville-'N orth A ttleborough 

Dec. 30, 1930, contract made with D. V. Frione & Company, of New Haven, 
Conn., for constructing about 2,113 feet of State highway on Washington Street 
in North Attleborough, 16,015 feet of State highway on the same road in Plain- 
ville, 15,159 feet of State highway on the same road in Wrentham, and about 1,130 
feet of State highway on Norfolk Street in Foxborough, the surface consisting of 
reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $470,585.80. Work 
practically completed. Expenditure during 1931, $436,687.54. 

Southbridge-Sturbridge 

Dec. 30, 1930, contract made with the New Haven Road Construction Co., Inc., 
of New Haven, Conn., for reconstructing about 2,354 feet of State highway on the 
Sturbridge Road in Southbridge, and about 11,567 feet of State highway on the 
Southbridge Road in Sturbridge, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. 
The proposal amounted to $116,782.60. Work completed Sept. 24, 1931. Ex- 
penditure during 1931, $129,374.70. 

Weston 
Dec. 30, 1930, contract made with F. Pritchard & Son, Inc., of Watertown, for 
raising and moving a gasoline filling station on land of George R. Slader at the 



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junction of the Boston Post Road and Sibley Road. The proposal amounted to 
$640.00. Work completed Feb. 9, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $678.00. 

Weston 
Jan. 6, 1931, contract made with Peter Salvucci, of Waltham, for constructing 
and reconstructing about 980 feet of State highway on Central Avenue, and about 
5,305 feet of State highway on School Street, the surface consisting of bituminous 
macadam. The proposal amounted to $258,457.40. Work practically com- 
pleted. Expenditure during 1931, $272,933.62. 

Marlborough-Northborongh 
Jan. 6, 1931, contract made with B. Perini & Sons, Inc., of Ashland, for recon- 
structing about 13,190 feet of State highway on the Boston Post Road in Marl- 
borough, and about 18,375 feet of State highway on the same road in Northbor- 
ough, the surface on about 12,150 feet in Marlborough and about 13,525 feet in 
Northborough consisting of bituminous macadam between two sections of rein- 
forced cement concrete, and the surface on about 1,040 feet in Marlborough and 
4,850 feet in Northborough consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The pro- 
posal amounted to $467,279.25. Work practically completed. Expenditure 
during 1931, $456,681.45. 

Bingham 

Jan. 20, 1931, contract made with Bradford Weston, of Hingham, for repairing 
a culvert on the State highway in Hingham, known as Otis Street. Work completed 
Feb. 18, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $1,251.11. 

Palmer 

Feb. 3, 1931, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for moving 
buildings on land of John C. and Nellie S. Wilson on the State highway in Palmer, 
known as the Boston Post Road. The proposal amounted to $1,675.00. Work 
completed June 3, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $1,675.00. 

Fairhaven-New Bedford 

Feb. 4, 1931, contract made with Coleman Bros., Incorporated, of Boston, for 
repairing the bridges over New Bedford Harbor in the town of Fairhaven and city 
of New Bedford. The proposal amounted to $95,800.00. Work completed Oct. 
20, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $118,239.39. 

Avon 

Mar. 31, 1931, contract made with James J. Gordon, of Hingham, for moving 
buildings on land of Frank M. Herland on the State highway in Avon, known as 
East Main Street. The proposal amounted to $925.00. Work completed Apr. 
29, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $925.00. 

Framingham-Sonthborongh 

Apr. 14, 1931, contract made with B. Perini & Sons, Inc., of Ashland, for con- 
structing a steel plate girder bridge over the tracks of the New York, New Haven 
& Hartford Railroad Company on the Worcester Turnpike in Framingham, a steel 
stringer bridge over the Reservoir in Framingham,. about 7,633 feet of State high- 
way on the Worcester lurnpike in Southborough, and about 17,166 feet of State 
highway on the same road in Framingham, the surface in Framingham and South- 
borough, except over the bridge over the tracks of the New York, New Haven & 
Hartford Railroad Company and about 1,550 feet of State highway in Framing- 
ham, consisting of two sections of reinforced cement concrete separated by a loam 
space with bituminous macadam and gravel shoulders, the surface over the bridge 
and between the tracks of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Com- 
pany consisting of bituminous concrete, and the remaining surface in Framingham 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $744,374.30. 
Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1931, $660,859.56. 

N orthborough-Shrewsbury 

Apr. 14, 1931, contract made with The Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for constructing about 16,833 feet of State highway on Grafton 



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Street in Shrewsbury, and about 11,357 feet of State highway on the same road in 
Northborough, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete except on about 
605 feet of State highway in Northborough, the surface on about 605 feet in North- 
borough consisting of a strip of reinforced cement concrete constructed on each 
side of a strip of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $446,928.60. 
Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1931, $414,493.19. 

Hingham-Hull 

Apr. 14, 1931, contract made with The Waterbury Road Construction Com- 
pany, Inc., of Hartford, Conn., for constructing about 4,034 feet of State highway 
on Rockland Street in Hingham, about 6,419 feet of State highway on Rockland 
Street, about 300 feet of State highway on Bay Street, and about 335 feet of State 
highway on Nantasket Avenue, in Hull, the surface consisting of bituminous mac- 
adam. The proposal amounted to $329,073.70. Work practically completed. 
Expenditure during 1931, $319,673.33. 

Becket 

Apr. 14, 1931, contract made with Bertolini Brothers, of New Haven, Conn., 
for reconstructing about 29,608 feet of State highway on the "Jacob's Ladder" 
Road, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $327,722.45. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1931, $280,- 
930.24. 

Somerset-Swansea 

Apr. 29, 1931, contract made with the Sherry Construction Company, Inc., of 
Fall River, for reconstructing and widening about 9,737 feet of State highway on 
Fall River Avenue in Somerset, and about 22,019 feet of State highway on the 
same road in Swansea, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete con- 
structed on each side of the present concrete surface, except at and adjacent to the 
bridges, where the surface consists of bituminous macadam. Work completed 
Sept. 10, 1931. The proposal amounted to $177,559.55. Expenditure during 
1931, $202,124.34. 

Billerica 

May 5, 1931, contract made with R. G. Watkins & Son, Inc., of Amesbury, for 
reconstructing about 5,450 feet of State highway on the Boston-Lowell Road in 
Billerica, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $36,967.79. Work completed July 11, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, 
$34,345.49. 

Framingham 

May 5, 1931, contract made with P. Fahey & Sons, of Marlborough, for moving 
buildings on land of Ella E. Livingston on the State highway in Framingham, 
known as the Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $1,368.00. Work 
completed Sept. 15, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $1,368.00. 

Huntington 

May 5, 1931, contract made with Tarbell & Leete, Inc., of Springfield, for 
moving buildings on the State highway, known as the Chester road. The pro- 
posal amounted to $8,499.00. Work completed July 15, 1931. Expenditure 
during 1931, $9,309.00. 

North Attleborough 

May 5, 1931, contract made with Jeremiah O'Leary, of Sharon, for moving 
buildings of Alfred J. Courtney on the State highway in North Attleborough, 
known as the Providence Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $1,890.00. Work 
completed July 10, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $1,890.00. 

Plainville 
May 5, 1931, contract made with Jeremiah O'Leary, of Sharon, for moving 
buildings on the State highway in Plainville, known as Washington Street. The 
proposal amounted to $1,777.00. Work completed May 29, 1931. Expenditure 
during 1931, $1,777.00. 



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Duxbury-Kingston-Pembroke 
May 6, 1931, contract made with Eastern Contracting Company, of Quincy, for 
constructing and reconstructing about 41,665 feet of State highway in Duxbury, 
Kingston and Pembroke on Washington Street and new location, the surface con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $318,886.70. Work 
about two-thirds completed. Expenditure during 1931, $284,529.61. 

North Andover 
May 12, 1931, contract made with M. McDonough Company, of Saugus, for 
constructing and reconstructing 14,300 feet of State highway on Stevens Street 
and new location, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal 
amounted to $113,652.93. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 
1931, $115,551.07. 

Bellingham-M endon-H opedale-Milford 

May 12, 1931, contract made with G. Bonazzoli & Sons, of Hudson, for con- 
structing about 1,031 feet of State highway on the Milford Road in Bellingham, 
reconstructing about 5,510 feet of State highway on the same road in Mendon, 
8,467 feet of State highway on the same road in Hopedale, and about 8,126 feet of 
State highway on the same road in Milford, the surface consisting of bituminous 
macadam. The proposal amounted to $180,006.90. Work practically completed. 
Expenditure during 1931, $158,668.36. 

Avon 
May 12, 1931, contract made with Powers Brothers, of Brockton, for recon- 
structing about 3,250 feet of State highway on East Main Street, the surface con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $24,412.90. Work 
completed July 31, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $26,.48870. 

Athol 

May 12, 1931, contract made with The John Turgeon Company, Inc., of Hart- 
ford, Conn., for moving buildings on land of Carroll R. Trevett on the State high- 
way in Athol. The proposal amounted to $1,225.00. Work completed June 30, 
1931. Expenditure during 1931, $1,225.00. 

West Tisbury 

May 12, 1931, contract made with Michael F. Roach & Sons, Inc., of East 
Bridgewater, for resurfacing about 4,127 feet of State highway on the Tisbury 
Road, the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$9,423.50. Work completed July 23, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $51,631.01. 

Orange 

May 12, 1931, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for moving 
buildings on land of Annie M. Bacon Heirs on the State highway in Orange, known 
as East Main Street. The proposal amounted to $1,474.00. Work completed 
May 28, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $1,474.00. 

Framingham 

May 19, 1931, contract made with P. Fahey & Sons, of Marlborough, for moving 
buildings on land of Wallace A. Kendall on the State highway in Framingham, 
known as the Boston- Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $1,648.00. 
Work completed Sept. 15, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $1,648.00. 

Framingham 

May 19, 1931, contract made with The John Cavanagh and Son Building Mov- 
ing Company, of Boston, for moving buildings on land of Hanna E. Clapp on the 
State highway in Framingham, known as the Bos ton- Worcester Turnpike. The 
proposal amounted to $2,650.00. Work completed Aug. 18, 1931. Expenditure 
during 1931, $2,650.00. 



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Deer field-Greenfield 

May 19, 1931, contract made with Daniel O'Connell's Sons, Inc., of Holyoke, 
for constructing a steel bridge and approaches thereto on about 2,026 feet of State 
highway at the dividing line between the towns of Deerfield and Greenfield, the 
surface over the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete, and the surface of the 
approaches consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to 
$243,794.75. Work about three-fourths completed. Expenditure during 1931, 
$179,843.14. 

Salisbury 

May 26, 1931, contract made with James E. Watkins Company, Inc., of Ames- 
bury, for widening about 8,914 feet of State highway on the Newburyport Road, 
the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to 
$16,904.00. Work completed July 18, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $16,315.12. 

Milton- Randolph-Quincy 

May 26, 1931, contract made with Ezekiel C. Sargent, of Quincy, for construct- 
ing about 5,305 feet of shoulders on the State highway in Randolph, 14,700 feet 
of shoulders on the State highway in Quincy, and about 1,900 feet of shoulders on 
the State highway in Milton, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The 
proposal amounted to $8,693.00. Work completed Aug. 24, 1931. Expenditure 
during 1931, $9,412.14. 

Southborough 

June 2, 1931, contract made with P. Fahey & Sons, of Marlborough, for moving 
buildings on land of Eugene and Mary Mauro, and Isaac and Flora Gelina, on the 
State highway in Southborough, known as the Boston- Worcester Turnpike. The 
proposal amounted to $3,116.00. Work three-fourths completed. Expenditure 
during 1931, $2,244.51. 

Southborough 

June 2, 1931, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for moving 
buildings on land of Walter E. Brewer on the State highway in Southborough, 
known as the Boston -Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $1,670.. 00 
Work completed Aug. 11, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $1,719.68. 

Erving 

June 9, 1931, contract made with the Lawton Construction Company, of Provi- 
dence, R. 1., for constructing a steel stringer bridge over Moore Street, a steel 
stringer bridge over the Central Vermont Railroad, and about 9,775 feet of State 
highway, the surface of the roadway consisting of biruminous macadam, and the 
surface over the bridges consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted 
to $193,597.10. Work about two-thirds completed. Expenditure during 1931, 
$135,816.04. 

Southborough 

June 9, 1931, contract made with P. Fahey & Sons, of Marlborough, for moving 
buildings on land of Arthur Brewer on the State highway in Southborough, known 
as the Boston- Worcester Turnpike. The proposal amounted to $3,187.00. Work 
completed Oct. 31, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $3,187.00. 

Newbury- Rowley 

June 16, 1931, contract made with M. McDonough Co., of Saugus, for con- 
structing an extension to the concrete arch bridge over the tracks of the Boston 
& Maine Railroad in Rowley, reconstructing about 5,237 feet of State highway on 
High Street in Newbury, and reconstructing about 24,411 feet of State highway on 
Bay Road in Rowley, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The pro- 
posal amounted to $211,454.80. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 
1931, $219,592.54. 

Hinsdale 

June 16, 1931, contract made with the Lee Construction Co., Inc., of Boston, 
for constructing a steel bridge and approaches on about 1,621 feet of State highway 
on new location and Taylor Street 7 the surface except over the bridge consisting 



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of bituminous macadam, the surface over the bridge consisting of bituminous con- 
crete. The proposal amounted to $61,621.90. Work about three-fourths com- 
pleted. Expenditure during 1931, $45,805.12. 

A mesbury-M errimac-B averhill 
June 16, 1931, contract made with Patrick J. Holland, of Lawrence, for con- 
structing and reconstructing about 42,710 feet of State highway on Amesbury 
Road in Haverhill, West Main and East Main Streets in Merrimac, and Haverhill 
Road in Amesbury, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam and reinforced 
cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $135,049.80. Work completed 
Oct. 24, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $155,440.76. 

Southborough 
June 16, 1931, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for raising 
buildings of Robert H. and Edith S. Beals, and of Charles Fan tony, on the State 
highway in Southborough. The proposal amounted to $2,743.00. Work com- 
pleted Aug. 18, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $2,743.00. 

Bemardston 
June 16, 1931, contract made with Warner Bros, and Goodwin, Inc., of Sunder- 
land, for constructing a bridge and approaches on about 1,986 feet of State highway 
on Northfield Road, the surface except over the bridge consisting of bituminous 
macadam, the surface over the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The 
proposal amounted to $33,662.30. Work completed Oct. 24, 1931. Expenditure 
during 1931, $27,471.86. 

Northborough 

June 23, 1931, contract made with P. Fahey & Sons, of Marlborough, for moving 
buildings of Muriel Lacier, Alice 1. Mellen and Margaret A. Bottger on the Boston 
Post Road in Northborough. The proposal amounted to $3,338.00. Work 
completed Nov. 2, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $2,550.00. 

A ndover-N orth Reading- Reading 

June 23, 1931, contract made with Patrick J. Holland, of Lawrence, for con- 
structing and reconstructing about 14,103 feet of State highway on North Main 
Street in Reading, 13,462 feet of State highway on the same road in North Read- 
ing, and 2,400 feet of State highway on the same road in Andover, including a 
bridge over Main Street in Andover, the surface, except over the bridge and about 
1,675 feet of State highway in Andover, consisting of bituminous macadam between 
two sections of reinforced cement concrete, the surface over the bridge in Andover 
consisting of bituminous concrete, and the surface on 1,675 feet of State highway 
in Andover consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to 
$368,005.40. Work practically completed. Expenditure during 1931, $423,976.24. 

Framingham-Southborough 

June 30, 1931, contract made with P. Fahey & Sons, of Marlborough, for moving 
buildings of Charles and Carolina Brusie on the State highway, known as the 
Boston- Worcester Turnpike, in Southborough, and of Katherine C. Warner on 
the same road in Framingham. The proposal amounted to $1,325.00. Work 
about two-thirds completed. Expenditure during 1931, $832.32. 

Groton-Pepperell 

June 30, 1931, contract made with D. and C. Construction Company, of Fitch- 
burg, for reconstructing about 7,276 feet of State highway on Main Street in 
Groton, and about 1,317 feet of State highway on South Street in Pepperell, the 
surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $80,800.00. 
Work about one-half completed. Expenditure during 1931, $53,715.44. 

Kingston 
June 30, 1931, contract made with C. A. Batson Company, of Brockton, for 
moving buildings of Abbie Randall on Summer Street in the town of Kingston. 



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The proposal amounted to $2,695.00. Work completed Sept. 25, 1931. Expen- 
diture during 1931, $2,772.36. 

A bington-Brockton 

June 30, 1931, contract made with Gorrado & Lepore Construction Company, 
of Providence, R. I., for reconstructing about 3,467 feet of State highway on Center 
Street in Brockton, and constructing and reconstructing about 9,622 feet of State 
highway on Brockton Avenue in Abington, the surface consisting of bituminous 
macadam. The proposal amounted to $79,890.20. Work completed Nov. 20, 
1931. Expenditure during 1931, $80,558.15. 

Erving 

July 14, 1931, contract made with John Moran, Inc., of Fitchburg, for moving 
dwelling of Alice F. Prouty on the State highway in Erving. The proposal 
amounted to $2,670.00. Work completed Aug. 15, 1931. Expenditure during 
1931, $2,670.00. 

Foxborough-Sharon-Walpole-Wrentham 

July 21, 1931, contract made with State Construction Co., Inc., of Saugus, for 
constructing about 14,995 feet of State highway, including three bridges, in Fox- 
borough, 6,762 feet of State highway in Walpole, 3,675 feet of State highway in 
Sharon, and 2,316 feet of State highway in Wrentham, the surface, except over the 
bridges and on about 2,316 feet of State highway in Wrentham and about 2,629 
feet of State highway in Foxborough, consisting of reinforced cement concrete, 
the surface on about 2,316 feet of State highway in Wrentham and on about 2,629 
feet of State highway in Foxborough consisting of bituminous macadam, and the 
surface over the bridges consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted 
to $441,548.10. Work about one-half completed. Expenditure during 1931, 
$210,186.95. 

Deerfield 

July 28, 1931, contract made with The John Turgeon Co., Inc., of Hartford, 
Conn., for moving building of Francesco Bartugno on the State highway in Deer- 
field. The proposal amounted to $2,150.00. Work completed Sept. 25, 1931. 
Expenditure during 1931, $2,150.00. 

Greenfield 

Aug. 4, 1931, contract made with The John Turgeon Co., Inc., of Hartford, 
Conn., for moving building of Harry E. Ward on the southwesterly side of Cheap- 
side Bridge in Greenfield. The proposal amounted to $2,050.00. Work com- 
pleted Nov. 30, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $2,050.00. 

Mendon 

Aug. 4, 1931, contract made with William Melvin, of Milford, for moving school- 
house buildings on the State highway in the town of Mendon. The proposal 
amounted to $1,600.00. Work completed Sept. 8, 1931. Expenditure during 
1931, $1,600.00. 

A uburn-W orcester 

Aug. 4, 1931, contract made with Carlo Bianchi and Company, Inc., of Framing- 
ham, for constructing a bridge and about 24,536 feet of State highway on South- 
bridge Street in Auburn, and about 1,000 feet of State highway on the same street 
in Worcester, the surface except over the bridge consisting of reinforced cement 
concrete, and the surface over the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The 
proposal amounted to $368,251.35. Work about one-third completed. Expendi- 
ture during 1931, $87,431.64. 

Gill-Greenfield 

Aug. 6, 1931, contract made with Kelleher Corporation, of Montague, for con- 
structing a steel bridge at the Gill-Greenfield line, about 9,362 feet of State highway 
on the Gill road in Greenfield, and about 17,810 feet of State highway on the same 
road in Gill, the surface except over the bridge consisting of bituminous macadam, 
the surface over the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $356,234.00. Work about one-third completed. Expenditure 
during 1931, $118,439.81. 



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Rehoboth-Seekonk-Swansea 
Aug. 6, 1931, contract made with the Sherry Construction Company, Inc., of 
Fall River, for constructing, reconstructing and widening about 16,291 feet of 
State highway on Fall River Avenue and new location in Seekonk, about 3,661 feet 
of State highway on Fall River Avenue in Rehoboth, and about 6,993 feet of State 
highway on the same road in Swansea, the surface, except on about 4,340 feet of 
State highway in Seekonk, consisting of reinforced cement concrete or bituminous 
macadam constructed on each side of the present concrete surface, the surface on 
about 4,340 feet of State highway in Seekonk consisting of reinforced cement 
concrete. The proposal amounted to $183,930.20. Work completed Nov. 28, 
1931. Expenditure during 1931, $178,336.00. 

Northborough 
Aug. 11, 1931, contract made with P. Fahey & Sons, of Marlborough, for moving 
building of Edward B., Herbert W., and Chester J. Smith on the State highway in 
Northborough, known as the Boston Post Road. The proposal amounted to 
$838.00. Work completed Nov. 19, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $641.07. 

Egremont 
Aug. 18, 1931, contract made with Bertolini Brothers, of Chester, for recon- 
structing about 16,968 feet of State highway on Molasses Hill Road, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $132,316.70. 
Work about one-sixth completed. Expenditure during 1931, $27,071.10. 

Brockton 
Sept. 1, 1931, contract made with Powers Brothers, of Brockton, for constructing 
about 4,763 feet of State highway on Centre Street, the surface consisting of bitum- 
inous macadam. The proposal amounted to $36,041.80. Work completed Nov. 
30, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $36,088.77. 

Gill-Erving 
Sept. 1, 1931, contract made with Simpson Bros. Corporation, of Boston, for 
constructing a bridge sub-structure over the Connecticut River. The proposal 
amounted to $102,262.00. Work about four-fifths completed. Expenditure 
during 1931, $80,581.87. 

Uxbridge 

Sept. 15, 1931, contract made with The Lane Construction Corporation, of 
Meriden, Conn., for constructing about 22,151 feet of State highway on Ironstone 
Street, the surface consisting of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal 
amounted to $266,548.15. Work about one-sixth completed. Expenditure dur- 
ing 1931, $43,252.46. 

Hingham 

Sept. 15, 1931, contract made with Thomas Whalen & Sons, Inc., of Whitman, 
for widening about 4,808 feet of State highway on Summer and Rockland Streets 
in Hingham, the surface consisting of a section of reinforced cement concrete con- 
structed on each side of the present concrete surface. The proposal amounted to 
$21,732.80. Work completed Nov. 13, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $20,222.39. 

Millbury-W orcester 

Sept. 22, 1931, contract made with A. 1. Savin Company, of Hartford, Conn., 
for constructing about 6,158 feet of State highway in Worcester, and about 5,065 
feet of State highway in Millbury, including the construction of three bridges in 
Millbury, the surface except over the bridges in Millbury consisting of reinforced 
cement concrete, and the surface over the bridges consisting of bituminous 
concrete. The proposal amounted to $412,145.35. Work about one-sixth com- 
pleted. Expenditure during 1931, $75,398.02. 

Townsend 
Sept. 22, 1931, contract made with P. J. Keating Company, of Fitchburg, for 
constructing extensions to three bridges over Willard Brook and the approaches to 



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said bridges on the State highway in Townsend known as the Ashby Road, the 
surface consisting of gravel. The proposal amounted to $34,667.60. Work about 
one-third completed. Expenditure during 1931, $14,746.13. 

Salisbury 
September 29, 1931, contract made with Janes E. Watkins Company, Inc., of 
Amesbury, for reconstructing about 11,582 feet of State highway on the Beach 
Road, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $68,344.10. Work about one-third completed. Expenditure during 1931, 
$24,596.15. 

Huntington 

Sept. 29, 1931, contract made with Tarbell & Leete, Inc., of Springfield, for 
moving building of Fred and Josephine Frazier on the State highway in Huntington 
known as the Chester Road. The proposal amounted to $2,185.00. Work about 
one-half completed. Expenditure during 1931, $1,785.00. 

Townsend 

Oct. 6, 1931, contract made with P. J. Keating Company, of Fitchburg, for 
widening a bridge and approaches on the State highway known as the Ashby 
Road, the surface consisting of gravel. The proposal amounted to $4,485.00. 
Work about one-half completed. Expenditure during 1931, $2,009.67. 

Randolph 
Oct. 13, 1931, contract made with Powers Brothers, of Brockton, for constructing 
about 4,967 feet of State highway on North Main Street, the surface consisting of 
concrete. The proposal amounted to $53,816.20. Work just commenced. Ex- 
penditure during 1931, $2,321.18. 

Barnstable 

Oct. 13, 1931, contract made with The Lane Construction Corporation, of Meri- 
den, Conn., for reconstructing about 5,116 feet of State highway on the Hyannis- 
Centerville Road, and about 8,900 feet of State highway on the Falmouth Road, 
the surface consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $58,- 
494.00. Expenditure during 1931, $20,637.91. Work about two-fifths completed. 

Ashby 

Oct. 20, 1931, contract made with Antonio Pallotto, of Dracut, for widening a 
bridge and approaches on the State highway in Ashby, known as the Fitchburg 
Road, the surface consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted 
to $27,325.50. Work about one-fourth completed. Expenditure during 1931, 
$7,198.70. 

Framingham-N atick 

Oct. 20, 1931, contract made with B. Perini & Sons, of Ashland, for constructing 
a steel stringer bridge at Concord Street in Framingham, a steel stringer bridge at 
North Main Street in Natick, about 11,264 feet of State highway on Worcester 
Street in Framingham, and about 18,331 feet of State highway on the same road 
in Natick, the surface, except over the bridges, consisting of cement concrete, the 
surface over the bridges consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted 
to $646,045.14. Work just commenced. Expenditure during 1931, $18,761.51. 

Sharon-W alpole-N orwood 
Nov. 3, 1931, contract made with Carlo Bianchi and Company, Inc., of Framing- 
ham, for constructing about 6,177 feet of State highway on the Old Post Road 
in Sharon, 9,321 feet of State highway on the same road in Walpole,, and about 
13,325 feet of State highway on the same road in Norwood, the surface consisting 
of reinforced cement concrete. The proposal amounted to $359,550.45. Work 
just commenced. Expenditure during 1931, $2,847.50. 

Shrewsbury-Worcester 
Nov. 3, 1931, contract made with E. D. Ward Company, of Worcester, for con- 
structing a steel stringer bridge at Grafton Street in Worcester, about 8,371 feet 



P. D. 54 33 

of State highway on Massasoit Street in Worcester, and about 7,550 feet of State 
highway on the same road in Shrewsbury, the surface, except over the bridge in 
Worcester and about 2,500 feet of State highway in Shrewsbury, consisting of rin- 
forced cement concrete, the surface over the bridge consisting of bituminous con- 
crete, and the surface on about 2,500 feet of State highway in Shrewsbury consist- 
ing of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $380,999.10. Work just 
commenced. Expenditure during 1931, $4,962.30. 

Gill-Erving 
Nov. 10, 1931, contract made with McClintic-Marshall Corporation, of Bethle- 
hem, Pennsylvania, for constructing a steel bridge superstructure over the Con- 
necticut River at the dividing line between the towns of Gill and Erving, the sur- 
face over the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted 
to $256,910.30. Work not yet commenced. 

Ipswich 

Nov. 10, 1931, contract made with R. G. Watkins & Son, Inc., of Amesbury, for 
reconstructing bridge approaches on about 977 feet of State highway, known as 
High Street, in Ipswich, the surface except over the railroad bridge consisting of 
bituminous macadam, and the surface over the railroad bridge consisting of bitum- 
inous concrete. The proposal amounted to $10,394.15. Work not yet com- 
menced. 

Williamstown 
Nov. 10, 1931, contract made with Ralph E. Bull, of Fitchburg, for constructing 
about 9,446 feet of State highway on the Petersburg Mountain Road, the surface 
consisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $72,682.98. Work 
just commenced. Expenditure during 1931, $2,891.27. 

Uxbridge 

Nov. 24, 1931, contract made with the Waterbury Road Construction Com- 
pany, Inc., of Hartford, Conn., for constructing a bridge and approaches on about 
1,510 feet of State highway on the Millville Road, the surface consisting of bitum- 
inous macadam. The proposal amounted to $41,811.50. Work not yet com- 
menced. 

Lakeville-Middleborough 

Nov. 24, 1931, contract made with Arute Bros., Incorporated, of New Britain, 
Conn., for constructing about 3,602 feet of State highway on Bedford Street in 
Middleborough, and 17,800 feet of State highway on the same road in Lakeville, 
the surface consisting of sections of bituminous macadam between two sections of 
reinforced cement concrete, bituminous macadam, and bituminous concrete. The 
proposal amounted to $243,468.10. Work not yet commenced. 

Swampscott-Salem 

Nov. 24, 1931, contract made with M. McDonough Co., of Saugus, for recon- 
structing about 7,383 feet of State highway on Loring Avenue in Salem, and about 
5,612 feet of State highway on Paradise Road in Swampscott, the surface con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $108,411.90. Work 
not yet commenced. 

Expenditures for the Construction of State Highways 
The expenditures for the construction of State highways in various counties 
during the year were : — 

Barnstable, $307,500.95 Hampshire, $125,856.05 

Berkshire, $79,180.43 Middlesex, $736,924.24 

Bristol, $409,625.29 Norfolk, $505,233.95 

Essex, $207,139.92 Plymouth, $418,226.19 

Franklin, $619,725.49 Worcester, $2,337,268.70 

Hampden, $261,276.52 Total, $6,007,957.73 



34 P. D. 54 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow : — 

Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $246,088.86; Bourne, $35,063.02; Sandwich, 
$26,349.07. 

Berkshire County. — Dalton, $15,536.81; Lee, $2,365.26; Sandisfield, $7,950.98; 
Williamstown, $140.74; Windsor, $53,186.64. 

Bristol County. — Attleboro, $182,748.38; North Attleborough, $170,723.13; 
Seekonk, $56,153.78. 

Essex County. — Amesbury, $12,648.86; Merrimac, $8,499.50; Newbury, 
$49,541.88; North Andover, $113,274.42; Rowley, $23,175.26. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $171,582.85; Bernardston, $32,231.93; Buckland, 
$3,235.92; Charlemont, $25,333.12; Conway, $134,815.06; Deerfield, $103,817.31; 
Greenfield, $108,054.74; Orange, $40,654.56. 

Hampden County. — Chester, $143,478.52; Monson, $1,881.50; Palmer, 
$115,916.50. 

Hampshire County. — Cummington, $2,239.11; Huntington, $123,616.94. 

Middlesex County. — North Reading, $7,240.33; Reading, $4,234.81; Tyngs- 
borough, $444,436.77; Waltham, $24,863.43; Weston, $256,148.90. 

Norfolk County. — Avon, $40,661.07; Foxborough, $12,427.76; Milton, $10,- 
740.04; Plainville, $248,554.36; Randolph, $2,809.05; Wrentham, $190,041.67. 

Plymouth County. — Abington, $7,555.85; Bridgewater, $30,694.56; Brockton, 
$81,108.11; Duxbury, $122,315.24; Kingston, $31,145.05; Mattapoisett, $16,- 
070.66; Middleborough, $37,059.19; Pembroke, $92,277.53. 

Worcester County. — Athol, $33,101.23; Dudley, $91,206.03; Hopedale, $56,- 
444.76; Mendon, $38,945.22; Milford, $88,267.29; Northborough, $170,788.81; 
Shrewsbury, $588,420.72; Southborough, $371,021.58; Southbridge, $39,666.31; 
Westborough, $859,406.75. 

Expenditures under the provisions of Chapter 119, Acts of 1931 : 
Hingham, $129,419.96 Hull, $199,748.09 

Expenditures under the Provisions of Chapter 122, Acts of 1931 
For State Highway Construction 



Framingham-Southbor- 




Fr amingham-N at ick 


$36,143.19 


ough 


$853,922.31 


Millbury- Worcester 


86,824.74 


Northborough-Shrewsbury 442,256 . 08 


Sharon-Walpole-Nor- 




Foxborough-Sharon- 




wood 


3,053.23 


Walpole- Wrentham 


217,932.56 


Worcester-Shrewsbury 


5,885.18 


Auburn- Worcester 


94,856.20 


Williamstown 


2,938.62 


Gill-Greenfield 


125,532.97 


Lake ville-M iddlebor- 




Erving- 


144,021.08 


ough 


35 10 


Gill-Erving 


81,686.12 


Uxbridge 


45,355.02 


Erving-Gill 


2,458.51 














$2,142,900.91 



Maintenance and Repair of State Highways 

(Section 13, Chapter 81, General Laws). The expenditures during the year in 
various counties were : — 

Barnstable,$256,426.24 Middlesex, $1,085,571.74 

Berkshire, $1,090,395.49 Nantucket, $509.87 

Bristol, $763,297.21 Norfolk, $304,926.09 

Dukes, $65,844.73 Plymouth, $672,332.96 

Essex, $910,801.15 Suffolk, $20,804.94 

Franklin, $103,569.18 Worcester, $986,660.68 

Hampden, $521,413.68 Total, $6,899,970.74 
Hampshire, $117,416.78 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow: — 

Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $35,444.94; Bourne, $112,773.96; Brewster, 
$43,003.47; Chatham, $3,038.73; Dennis, $2,421.62; Eastham, $3,668.23; Fal- 
mouth, $18,271.81; Harwich, $2,429.40; Mashpee, $3,808.14; Orleans, $4,030.56; 
Provincetown, $2,705.29; Sandwich, $12,181.11; Truro, $3,994.34; Wellfleet, 
$3,903.10; Yarmouth, $4,751.54. 



P. D. 54 35 

Berkshire County. — Adams, $1,795.45; Becket, $505,783.59; Cheshire, $12,- 
206.85; Clarksburg, $4,710,09; Dalton, $7,164.15; Egremont, $37,959.43; Flor- 
ida, $7,829.32; Great Barrington, $13,543.95; Hancock, $6,405.45; Hinsdale, 
$6,261.52; Lanesborough, $6,218.03; Lee, $97,883.35; Lenox, $13,337.53; New 
Ashford, $3,619.09; New Marlborough, $321.38; North Adams, $9,385.24; Otis, 
$2,585.32; Pittsfield, $17,937.60; Richmond, $2,637.87; Sandisfield, $5,134.80; 
Savoy, $1,320.09; Sheffield, $123,948.17; Stockbridge, $9,847.65; Washington, 
$4,641.43; West Stockbridge, $277.85; Williamstown, $15,593.78; Windsor, 
$172,046.51. 

Bristol County. — Acushnet, $2,622.02; Attleborough, $4,066.98; Berkley, 
$1,213.26; Dartmouth, $10,499.25; Dighton, $19,806.37; Easton, $14,701.00; 
Fairhaven, $15,595.35; Fall River, $71.64; Freetown, $12,259.63; Mansfield, 
$5,927.68; New Bedford, $120,462.95; Norton, $10,565.94; North Attleborough, 
$44,876.07; Raynham, $3,885.85; Rehoboth, $53,394.29; Seekonk, $88,239.03; 
Somerset, $80,450.16; Swansea, $239,069.70, Taunton, $31,642.37; Westport, 
$3,947.67. 

Dukes County. — Chilmark, $19,579.16; Edgartown, $1,949.38; Gay Head, 
$711.43; Oak Bluffs, $455.12; Tisbury, $1,080.72; West Tisbury, $42,068.92. 

Essex County. — Amesbury, $58,346.28; Andover, $139,285.79; Beverly, 
$11,317.09; Danvers, $20,102.18; Essex, $5,162.09; Gloucester, $10,211.64; 
Groveland, $2,860.28; Hamilton, $10,366.74; Haverhill, $72,840.68; Ipswich, 
$11,462.31; Lawrence, $1,492.96; Lynn, $12,204.46; Lynnfield, $3,311.16; Mer- 
rimac, $41,877.54; Methuen, $7,876.38; Middleton, $5,498.71; Newbury, $95,- 
879.95; Newburyport, $2,805.63; North Andover, $45,487.51 ; Peabody, $7,950.37; 
Rockport, $956.28; Rowley, $202,883.55; Salem, $10,221.22; Salisbury, $72,- 
439.47; Saugus, $11,627.79; Swampscott, $2,410.89; Topsfield, $10,337.64; 
Wenham, $26,927.68; West Newbury, $6,656.88. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $1,816.84; Bernardston, $4,813.26; Buckland, 
$15,778.20; Charlemont, $17,599.15; Colrain, $987.80; Conway, $1,483.71; 
Deerfield, $9,801.25; Erving, $8,530.63; Gill, $913.66; Greenfield, $9,456.63; 
Montague, $4,642.33; Northfield, $5,574.56; Orange, $3,597.53; Shelburne, 
$10,430.19; Sunderland, $6,129.35; Whately, $2,014.09. 

Hampden County. — Agaw am, $16,212.22; Blandford, $6,014.87; Brimfield, 
$7,607.19; Chester, $87,403.09; Chicopee, $7,258.50; East Longmeadow, $1,476.66 
Holyoke, $4,524.82; Monson, $50,104.99; Palmer, $166,654.50; Russell, $9,260.37; 
Southwick, $3,942.18; Tolland, $343.49; Wales, $2,428.08; Westfield, $7,494.31; 
West Springfield, $6,943.15; Wilbraham, $143,745.26. 

Hampshire County. — Amherst, $7,005.64; Belchertown, $3,262.61; Cumming- 
ton, $10,447.85; Easthampton, $11,097.91; Goshen, $4,259.35; Granby, $5,015.55; 
Hadley, $2,117.72; Hatfield, $4,910.03; Huntington, $25,348.96; Northampton, 
$12,809.68; Southampton, $2,770.12; South Hadley, $13,560.48; Ware, $8,770.49; 
Williamsburg, $6,040.39. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $11,356.10; Arlington, $14,580.13; Ashby, $14,- 
231.76; Ashland, $4,070.38; Ayer, $3,462.56; Bedford, $6,851.11; Billerica 
$50,146.74; Boxborough, $5,891.17; Burlington, $3,365.26; Chelmsford, $3,305.71 
Concord, $9,003.11; Dracut, $8,898.41; Framingham, $9,789.43; Groton 
$55,039.91; Holliston, $6,959.51; Hudson, $1,313.30; Lexington, $4,173.98 
Lincoln, $1,794.16; Littleton, $10,765.10; Lowell, $3,308.35; Maiden, $24.59 
Marlborough, $237,472.78; Medford, $1,494.95; Melrose, $10,293.33; Natick 
$2,240.35; Newton, $480.39; North Reading, $207,794.83; Pepperell, $18,069.67 
Reading, $191,089.00; Shirley, $3,651.28; Somerville, $713.78; Stoneham 
$1,946.28; Sudbury, $3,892.91; Tewksbury, $3,026.60; Townsend, $24,023.89 
Tyngsborough, $3,778.58; Waltham, $735.80; Watertown, $1,701.58; Wayland 
$2,744.65; Westford, $7,104.37; Weston, $121,268.91; Wilmington, $2,020.93 
Winchester, $6,089.19; Woburn, $5,606.92. 

Nantucket County. — Nantucket, $509.87. 

Norfolk County.— Avon, $79,680.95; Bellingham, $9,187.80; Braintree, 
$7,763.61; Canton, $12,520.10; Cohasset, $2,841.55; Dedham, $32,501.13; Dover, 
$3,534.41; Foxboro, $12,009.48; Franklin, $997.18; Holbrook, $3,668.17; Mil- 
ton, $8,966.04; Needham, $364.35; Norwood, $4,231.91; Plainville, $2,151.85; 
Quincy, $13,022.43; Randolph, $44,621.59; Sharon, $345.89; Stoughton, $8,239.79 



36 P. D. 54 

Walpole, $2,194.86; Wellesley, $2,783.33; Westwood, $1,224.96; Weymouth, 
$38,981.83; Wrentham, $12,275.05; Norfolk, $817.83. 

Plymouth County. — Abington, $70,520.21; Bridgewater, $55,523.24; Brockton, 
$32,354.50; Duxbury, $39,480.48; East Bridgewater, $103,794.42; Hanover, 
$12,213.17; Hingham, $38,301.13; Kingston, $1,172.08; Lakeville, $8,018.66; 
Marion, $5,791.13; Marshfield, $7,022.22; Mattapoisett, $4,078.47; Middlebor- 
ough, $16,113.51; Norwell, $2,019.34; Pembroke, $71,162.85; Plymouth, $38,- 
314.17; Rochester, $1,580.86; Rockland, $858.92; Scituate, $5,700.34; Wareham, 
$155,191.49; West Bridgewater, $1,472.42; Whitman, $1,649.35. 

Suffolk County. — Boston, $4,159.74; Chelsea, $832.00; Revere, $15,813.20. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $7,563.88; Athol, $2,459.77; Auburn, 
$4,633.77; Barre, $19,609.20; Blackstone, $1,317.54; Brookfield, $1,582.40; 
Charlton, $8,256.57; Douglas, $382.41; Dudley, $1,582.33; East Brookfield, 
$9,231.43; Fitchburg, $4,086.70; Gardner, $23,695.42; Grafton, $7,818.34; Hard- 
wick, $597.58; Harvard, $4,983.17; Holden, $6,276.86; Hopedale, $1,724.28; 
Lancaster, $1,304.65; Leicester, $13,671.65; Leominster, $1,294.65; Lunenburg, 
$13,488.64; Mendon, $3,091.44; Milford, $1,387.71; Millbury, $1,639.98; Mill- 
ville, $2,165.76; New Braintree, $369.98; North Brookfield, $22,422.82; North- 
borough, $343,972.33; Northbridge, $11,309.68; Oakham, $1,478.26; Oxford, 
$5,056.33; Paxton, $4,562.85; Petersham, $4,997.40; Phillipston, $1,529.88; 
Princeton, $576.06; Rutland, $11,170.54; Shrewsbury, $217,491.99; Southbor- 
ough, $3,235.15; Southbridge, $21,009.15; Spencer, $1,560.57; Sterling, $12,032.07; 
Sturbridge, $113,323.44; Sutton, $6,255.11; Templeton, $22,016.28; Upton, 
$3,768.11; Uxbridge, $6,621.29; Warren, $5,919.23; Webster, $843.70; West 
Boylston, $5,199.39; West Brookfield, $2,149.62; Westminster, $4,243.56; West- 
borough, $3,115.14; Winchendon, $2,993.80; Worcester, $3,590.82. 

Miscellaneous expenditures are as follows 
9 snow plows . 
7 spreaders 
Truck repairs 
Truck operation 
Truck plow repairs 
Tractor repairs 
Tractor operation 

Tractor plow repairs 
Snow fence 
Expenditures under towns 

Warning signs . 
Direction signs 
Control signals 
Traffic survey . 
Traffic accidents 
Traffic permits 

Somerset Bridge 
Newburyport Bridge 
Fairhaven-New Bedford Bridge 

Detour bulletins .... 
Tercentenary signs .... 

Total of miscellaneous expenditures 



. $12,396 02 


5,070 


94 


17,137 


29 


5,534 


33 


29,999 


78 


14,534 


89 


6,759 


14 


17,206 


95 


1,727 


24 


. 399,383 


64 


. $40,775 


19 


76,644 


34 


22,275 


15 


23,343 


22 


649 


95 


1,926 


57 


. $13,444 24 


7,773 


97 


22,762 


93 


. 





$509,750 22 



165,614 34 



43,981 14 

5,715 93 

635 96 

$725,697 59 



Removal of Snow and Ice from State Highways 
The authority of the Department relative to the removal of snow and ice from 

State highways has been provided by section 19, chapter 81, General Laws, as 

amended. 

The cooperation of the Department with officers of cities, towns and counties 

in keeping open and reasonably passable for vehicles during the winter months 



P. D. 54 37 

such highways as may be selected by the Department is provided for in section 1 1 , 
chapter 84, General Laws, as amended. 

In accordance with the provisions of these laws, the Department selected 1 ,564 
miles of highways on the principal routes, of travel, 1,468 miles of which are State 
highways and 96 miles town highways. 

The work of snow removal on these routes is performed in a large part by the 
trucks and tractors owned and operated by the Department, but certain towns and 
cities, by agreement with the Department, perform part of the work of snow 
removal on the portions of the routes within their limits. All of this work is done 
under the direction and supervision of the Department. 

The expenditures by the Department for snow removal during the year under 

the provisions of both the above-mentioned laws amounted to a total of $509,- 

750.22, which includes the cost of the maintenance and repair of the equipment, 

actual cost of plowing and purchase of materials, such as calcium chloride and sand 

or use on icy conditions of the road surfaces. 

Uniform Traffic Signs, Lights, Markings, Signal Systems and Regulations 

Authority and jurisdiction relating to the erection of traffic signs, lights, mark- 
ings, signal systems and regulations on highways within the Commonwealth was 
placed in the Department of Public Works by chapter 357 of the Acts of 1928. 
The Department is thereby enabled to insure that all traffic control signals to be 
erected by the municipalities shall conform to standards adopted by the Depart- 
ment and cooperates with the cities and towns for the purpose of properly locating 
and operating such signals. All through ways desired by the municipalities must 
first be approved by the Department before such may become effective. 

In order to secure uniformity in the matter of traffic control, the Department 
has issued three bulletins, two in previous years and the third bulletin during the 
current year. These bulletins are as follows: Bulletin No. 1, "Recommendations 
and Requirements relating to Through Ways"; Bulletin No. 2, "A Standard Code 
for Traffic Signal Installation and Operation"; Bulletin No. 3, "A Standard Code 
for Traffic Signs, Warning Beacons and Islands." These present the standards 
which are required to be met by the cities and towns of the State for the installation 
and maintenance of traffic signs, signals and devices for the control of traffic. 



Traffic Control Signals and Regulations Approved 

During the year the Department has issued permits to cities and towns for the 
following traffic control features: 



Traffic Signals, at intersections 
Traffic Beacons 
'Through Ways" . 
Traffic Signs and Markings 
Traffic Rules and Regulations . 







Total 


In 1931 


Previously 


to Date 


66 


551 


617 


55 


125 


180 


14 


87 


101 


56 


85 


141 


70 


118 


188 



Direction Signs, Route Markers, Warning Signs and Traffic Control 

Signals Erected by Department 

The Department has given a great deal of study to the determination of the 
important routes of travel for the purpose of marking and furnishing direction 
signs as aids for traveling. Ninety-five automobile routes have been selected, 
including practically every city, town and village in the Commonwealth, having 
a total mileage of 3,200 miles. Included in this designation are the so-called 
United States routes, the numbering of which conforms to the numbers approved 
by the United States Bureau of Public Roads. The other routes selected are 
numbered according to the State's designation. 

The placing of route numbers and direction signs at points of advantage on 
these designated highways is done by the Department both. on State highways and 
on city and town ways, permission for the latter being obtained from the local 
authorities. Warning signs and traffic control signals which are erected and main- 
tained by the Department are placed only on State highways. 



38 P. D. 54 

Many new warning signs, including plain signs, reflecting button signs, as well 
as electric flashing beacons and neon signs, have been erected and a new type of 
sign intended to direct traffic movement at the new grade separations along some 
•Of the recently constructed highways has been installed. This type of intersec- 
tion is new to the travelling public so that many more signs were required to direct 
traffic at such locations as the Tyngsborough bridge and grade separations on the 
new Boston- Worcester Turnpike. There have also been designed and erected 
signs for designating important rivers and bodies of water on the main routes 
through the State. Flood lighting has been provided at several intersections to 
illuminate islands and planted areas. 

The adoption of the route markers equipped with reflecting buttons has proven 
the greatest aid for night driving. A total of 14,433 such markers have been 
made to date for use on the highways. 

The Department installed traffic control signals at twenty-two intersections 
during the year; eleven were installed in 1930 and one in 1929; making a total 
to date of thirty-four signals. 

The Department has designated portions of two highways as "through ways," 
aggregating 26 miles, and also thirteen other stretches of highways aggregating 
51.3 miles, at the request of cities and towns in which these ways are located. 

The manufacture of many of these signs and the erection and maintenance of 
all of these signs and signals are part of the highway maintenance activities. 

Traffic Accident Studies 

Studies have been continued to ascertain the attendant circumstances and 
physical characteristics at points on the highways where accidents have occurred, 
in order to measure the effectiveness of control or lack of control of traffic move- 
ments at such points. Such information included the type of district, layout of 
the roadway, means of traffic control, atmospheric conditions, light conditions, 
condition of roadway, physical obstructions in the roadway and obstructions to 
view. This information is required in reports submitted to the Registry of Motor 
Vehicles and is supplied to the traffic engineering section for study. 

In connection with the study of such data a large wall map is used to locate by 
pins the points where accidents occur. The data obtained by the traffic count 
are also used in connection with the records of accidents on numbered automobile 
routes. It is believed that these studies will assist in determination of hazardous 
conditions so that the physical characteristics or traffic control measures, or both, 
will be altered to produce greater factors of safety at such points on the highways. 

Roadside Maintenance and Development 

Roadside maintenance as related to the care and planting of trees and other 
growth on the areas within the highway layouts and adjacent to the traveled sur- 
face of State highways has been one of the activities of this Department for over 
thirty-six years. This work has been developed more rapidly during recent years 
because it has become recognized that systematic and intelligent control and 
development of all features of the roadside conditions are of value not only from 
the point of view of attractiveness in appearance but as a safety factor as well. 

The Department has organized and trained a group of men under competent 
supervision to have charge of this work, not only for the removal and trimming 
of trees, brush and undesirable growth, but also for the selection and planting of 
new growth suitable for the locations. The removal of trees and brush that may 
obstruct vision at curves, intersections or other points on the highways is done to 
insure that operating conditions shall be as safe as possible and unnecessary growth 
is cleared out in order to afford attractive vistas at many scenic locations. For 
the protection of the roadside trees the Department has maintained a corps of 
inspectors to supervise trimming that may be necessary for the construction of 
light and power transmission lines. In connection with this work there are three 
nurseries maintained in which the types of trees and shrubs suitable for use on 
the highways of Massachusetts are grown and made available for use by the De- 
partment. 

During the year 2,547 trees were planted, making a total for the past twenty- 
seven years of 62,224 trees planted; and in -this year 7,273 shrubs have been 



P. D. 54 39 

planted throughout the State; in addition, 14,285 small pines have been planted 
on bare slopes and ragged cuts. 

The Department made provisions in November for the employment during the 
coming winter of a large number of men in an endeavor to alleviate the unemploy- 
ment situation. It is expected that 1,000 to 1,800 men will thus be given at least 
part time employment. These men are to be employed on maintenance activities 
of the Department as they relate to the roadside care and improvement, such as 
trimming out undesirable growth and removing trees of little value, with the aim 
of improving visibility at hazardous locations, opening up vistas for the greater 
enjoyment of the scenic features of the highways, and of advancing greatly the usual 
activities of the Department in this kind of work. 

During the past year the Department has acquired a farm of approximately 
90 acres in the town of Sudbury where it is proposed to establish an up-to-date 
nursery for the growing of trees and shrubs for highway beautification purposes. 

Many of the trees used at present have been grown in the nursery conducted 
on land at Palmer owned by the Department of Conservation. 

The buildings on the new property are being remodeled to fit the needs of the 
nursery and all trees and shrubs now located in Palmer will be transplanted during 
the coming year. 

State Highway Lighting 

The Department was authorized and directed to provide lighting of a section 
of the Boston-Salem Turnpike in the cities of Lynn and Revere and the town of 
Saugus, by Chapter 447, Acts of 1931, which is as follows: 

"The department of public works is hereby authorized and directed to 
install and maintain a system of street lighting on that section of the state 
highway known as the Boston-Salem turnpike lying between Ward street in 
the city of Revere and the northerly terminus of Fox Hill bridge in the city 
of Lynn, and may make such contracts therefor as may be necessary. The 
installation and maintenance of such lighting system shall serve as a demon- 
stration in respect to the expediency of installing and maintaining similar 
systems on other state highways. All expense incurred hereunder in the 
current fiscal year shall be paid by the commonwealth from item number six 
hundred and twelve of chapter two hundred and forty-five of the acts of 
the current year, and in subsequent years one half shall be paid by the com- 
monwealth from the annual appropriation for the maintenance and repair 
of state highways, and one half shall be paid by the cities of Revere and Lynn 
and the town of Saugus in equal amounts." 
In accordance therewith a contract was awarded for the installation of lighting 
fixtures along the Boston and Salem Turnpike in the cities and town mentioned 
above. This provided for 400-watt lighting units to be erected 250 feet apart on 
alternate sides of the highway. 

Sidewalk Construction on State Highways 
Authority for the construction of sidewalks along State highways was granted 
by Chapter 439, Acts of 1931, which amended section 20, Chapter 81, General 
Laws, as follows: 

" Chapter eighty-one of the General Laws, as amended in section twenty 
by section twenty-nine of chapter three hundred and ninety-four of the acts 
of the current year, is hereby further amended by striking out said section 
twenty and inserting in place thereof the following : Section 20. The depart- 
ment shall from time to time construct sidewalks along such parts of the 
state highways as it determines public convenience and necessity require. 
Sidewalks may also be constructed along state highways and maintained in 
accordance with sections twenty-five and twenty-six of chapter eighty-three." 

In accordance therewith the construction was started on sidewalks on the State 
highway in the towns of Somerset and Swansea. 

Tercentenary Signs 
Under the provisions of Chapter 10 of the Resolves of 1930, the Department 
was authorized to prepare and erect signs and suitable markers, including such as 
may be selected by the Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission, 



40 P. D. 54 

with suitable inscriptions, indicating the ancient ways of the Puritan times and 
the structures or places relating to or associated with the early settlements within 
the Commonwealth. These signs and markers, after being erected, are reauired 
to be maintained by the Department from appropriations made for the mainten- 
ance of highways. 

The locations of these signs and markers were selected jointly by the local 
authorities of the cities and towns and the Tercentenary Commission with due 
consideration as to visibility, proper height and position. A total of 273 tercen- 
tenary signs were erected. During the year 200 of these signs were refinished 
and replaced. 

Regulation of Traffic on Highways during the Winter 1930-31 

As provided in section 30, chapter 85, General Laws, as amended, the Depart- 
ment on Jan. 27, 1931, adopted regulations, and gave public notice thereof, provid- 
ing that no person shall drive, operate or move any vehicle or object which with 
its load weighs more than ten thousand pounds over certain State highways without 
a permit therefor during the season. These regulations were in effect in the 
following counties during the periods stated: — 

Barnstable County, 

Berkshire County, 

Bristol County, 

Franklin County, 

Hampden County, 

Hampshire County, 

Norfolk County, 

Plymouth County, 

Essex County, 

Middlesex County, 

Worcester County, 

Federal Aid in Constructing Highways 

Statements as to the acts of Congress and of the Massachusetts Legislature 
with respect to co-operation between the United States and the states in the con- 
struction and maintenance of highways, including the Federal Highway Act 
approved Nov. 9, 1921, may be found in the annual reports of this Department 
for the years 1920-1930, inclusive. 

The following Federal aid allotments have thus far been made to Massachusetts : 



Feb. 


16 to Apr. 


1 


, 1931. 


Feb. 


16 to Apr. 


18 


1931. 


Feb. 


16 to Apr. 


18 


1931. 


Feb. 


16 to Apr. 


18 


1931. 


Feb. 


16 to Apr. 


18 


1931. 


Feb. 


16 to Apr. 


18 


1931. 


Feb. 


16 to Apr. 


18 


1931. 


Feb. 


23 to Apr. 


11 


1931. 


Mar 


2 to Apr. 


18 


1931. 


Mar 


2 to Apr. 


18 


1931. 


Mar 


2 to Apr. 


18 


1931. 



For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 
For fiscal 

Total 



year ending 
year ending 
year ending 
year ending 
year ending 
year ending 
year ending 
year ending 
year ending 
year ending 
year ending 
year ending 
year ending 
year ending 
year ending 
year ending 
year ending 



June 30 
June 30 
June 30 
June 30 
June 30 
June 30 
June 30 
June 30 
June 30 
June 30 
June 30 
June 30 
June 30 
June 30 
June 30 
June 30 
June 30 



1917 
1918 
1919 
1920 
1921 
1922 
1923 
1924 
1925 
1926 
1927 
1928 
1929 
1930 
1931 
1932 
1933 



$73,850 94 

147,701 90 

958,145 15 

1,400,078 27 

1,472,788 83 

1,096,176 04 

730,784 03 

950,448 62 

1,089,806 22 

1,099,891 00 

1,089,055 00 

1,089,100 00 

1,088,808 00 

1,090,077 00 

1,821,569 00 

1,813,916 00 

1,511,244 00 

$18,523,440 00 



Federal "Emergency Advance Funds" allotment was made to Massachusetts 
in addition to the above amounting to $1,141,460.00. 

The total amount received by Massachusetts from 1916 to Nov. 30, 1931, is 
$14,847,422.72.* 

* Includes $1,141,460.00 Federal Emergency Advance Funds. 



P. D. 54 41 

Projects to the number of 36 have been prepared in addition to those shown in 
the report of the Department of Public Works for 1929. The total mileage in- 
cluded in the various Federal aid road projects in this state, from the commence- 
ment of work of this character to November 30, 1931, inclusive, is 887,275. The 
mileage in various counties is: — 

Barnstable, 84.318 miles Hampden, 50.502 miles 

Berkshire, 115.342 miles Hampshire, 43.021 miles 

Bristol, 78.560 miles , Middlesex, 79.401 miles 

Dukes, 3.117 miles Norfolk, 71.937 miles 

Essex, 71.782 miles Plymouth, 96.579 miles 

Franklin, 42.498 miles Worcester, 150.218 miles 



Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects* to Nov. 30, 1930 



No. Town or City 

1 Acushnet-Fairhaven 

2 Hanover 
R2 Hanover 

3 Malden-Melrose-Saugus 

4 Danvers 

5 Windsor-Dalton 

6 Sandwich 

7 Cummington . 

8 Athol-Petersham 

9 Saugus . 

10 Braintree 

11 Concord-Acton-Littleton 

12 Ipswich 

13 Littleton-Groton 

14 Barnstable 

15 Norwell-Hingham . 

17 Lynnfield-Peabody 

18 Lunenburg 

19 Taunton 

20 Tewksbury 

21 Pittsfield-Hancock . 

22 Greenfield-Bernardston 

23 Great Barrington 

24 Seekonk 
R24 Seekonk 

25 Billerica 

26 Greenfield-Shelburne: 

Section 1 

Section 2 

, 27 Hamilton- Wenham 

28 Lanesborough : 

Section A 
Section B 

29 Ware 

30 Brimfield 

31 Danvers-Peabody 

32 Huntington 

33 Acton- Littleton: 

Section A 
Section B 

34 Dudley . 

35 Haverhill-Methuen 

36 Eastbam-Wellfleet-Provincetown : 

Section A 
Section B 
Section C 

37 Egremont 

38 Peabody-Danvers 

39 Williamstown-New Ashford-Lanes- 

borough : 
Section A . 
Section B . . . 

Section C 

40 East Brookfield 

41 Ashby 

42 Washington .... 

43 Leicester .... 

44 Goshen-Cummington-Windsor: 

Section A . 

Section B . 

Section C . 

Section D . . . 

45 Palmer: 

Sections A and C 

46 Upton-Hopedale: 

Section A . 



Miles 

2.182 
2.708 
2.615 
1.162 
1.325 
3.240 
818 
659 
016 
122 
420 
849 
2.173 
6.450 
3.331 
4.380 



794 
797 
116 
909 
.637 
6.426 
2.123 
2.756 
2.756 
0.578 

5.134 
4.401 
1.766 

0.990 
2.690 
2.626 
4.206 
1.107 
3.078 

2.182 
1.624 
1.359 
4.544 

10.690 
6.548 
8.043 
1.164 

2.827 



0.020 
3.323 
4.590 
1.011 
1.250 
2.291 
0.638 

1.494 
1.479 
3.780 
3.022 

1.795 

1.672 



Amount of 

Federal Aid 

involved 

$21,820 00 
19,480 36 
39,225 00 
11,620 00 
15,460 22 
64,800 00 
10,678 02 
86,816 53 
90,074 51 
65,472 27 
40,554 80 
77,600 87 
21,851 50 

130,504 25 
22,687 65 
59,501 75 
35,880 00 
55,940 00 
42,320 00 
35,211 82 
72,483 32 
88,270 71 
31,348 89 
19,527 75 
41,340 00 
38,389 77 

102,680 00 
88,020 00 
20,207 27 

19,780 00 
53,800 00 
46,557 55 
84,120 00 
22,140 00 
97,163 48 

43,640 00 
25,847 25 
27,180 00 
90,880 00 

91,347 85 
75,935 60 
86,130 51 
20,579 07 
56,540 00 



9,123 64 
65,980 00 
68,850 00 
20,220 00 
22,141 03 
45,820 00 
12,760 00 

29,880 00 
50,183 37 
82,915 42 
56,801 10 

35,900 00 

33,440 00 



Amount 
received 

$21,820 00 
19,480 36 
39,225 00 
11,620 00 
15,460 22 
64,800 00 
10,678 02 
86,816 53 
90,074 51 
65,472 27 
40,554 80 
77,600 87 
21,851 50 

130,504 25 
22,687 65 
59,501 75 
35,880 00 
55,940 00 
42,320 00 
35,211 82 
72,483 32 
88,270 71 
31,348 89 
19,527 75 
41,340 00 
38,389 77 

102,680 00 
88,020 00 
20,207 27 

19,780 00 
53,800 00 
46,557 55 
84,120 00 
22,140 00 
97,163 48 

43,640 00 
25,847 25 
27,180 00 
90,880 00 

91,347 85 
75,935 60 
86,130 51 
20,579 07 
56,540 00 



9,123 64 
65,980 00 
68,850 00 
20,220 00 
22,141 03 
45,820 00 
12,760 00 

29,880 00 
50,183 37 
82,915 42 
23,765 54 



Remarks 



Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 



completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed. 



Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 



Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 



completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed. 



Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 

Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 



Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 



completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed. 



Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 



35,900 00 Work completed. 
33,440 00 Work completed. 



* A.U of. these projects are. r\ow, or wiU be later, State highways. 



42 



Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 



P. D. 54 

30, 1930 — Continued 



638 
657 
550 
.846 
.078 
6.879 
0.156 
0.189 

10.207 
1.447 
1.020 
761 
991 



No. Town or Citt Miles 



47 Barre-Oakham . . . .1.737 

50 Lunenburg . . . 1 . 763 

51 Mendon-Lxbridge: 

Section A 1 . 959 

Section B 2 . 504 

52 Oxford . . .3.208 

53 East Brookfield-Spencer-West Brook- 

field: 

Section A . 890 

Section B 1 . 682 

54 Leicester: 

Section A . . . . .0.829 
Section B 2.691 

55 Quincy ...... 0.549 

56 Stoughton , . .2.141 

57 Winchester-Woburn . . . 3.042 

58 Littleton ... . . 1 . 345 

59 Egremont . . . . . 784 

60 Middleton-Danvers . ... 1.907 

61 Winchendon-Templeton . . . 5.393 

62 Danvers-Topsfield: 

Section A . . . .3.009 

Section B . . . . .3. 513 

63 " Essex-Ipswich .... 4.489 

64 Norwood ... . . . 1 . 065 

65 North Adams . 

69 Haverhill 

70 Palmer . 

71 Wrentham 

72 Walpole 

73 Southwick 

74 Becket . 
R74 Becket . 

75 Topsfield-Ipswich-Rowley-Newbury : 

Section A 

76 Norfolk 

77 Merrimac 

78 Burlington . . . .3. 

79 Great Barrington . . . . 2 . 
79B Great Barrington . . . . 028 

80 Lee: 

Section A . 909 

Section B . 283 

83 Pembroke 2.121 

84 Sterling-West Boylston . . .3.491 

85 Dalton-(Hinsdale Road): 

Section A . . . . . 1 . 033 
Section B . 066 

86 Gay Head 3.117 

87 Dalton (Windsor Road) : 

Section A ■ 1 . 056 

Section B . 038 

88 Erving . . . . .4.537 
89" Easton: 

Sections A and B . . . 3 . 540 
Section C 3 . 840 

90 Brookfield-E. Brookfield . . '. 1.227 

91 Lowell . . . . 0.977 

93 Wilbraham .0.208 

94 Otis-Sandisfield . . . . 7 . 565 

95 Westfield . . .0.148 

96 Rochester-Wareham . \ 4.031 

98 Sheffield 3.052 

99 Gloucester 1.191 

100 Rutland 3.640 

101 A Hinsdale 0.297 

101B Hinsdale 0.858 

102A Plainville-Wrentham . .3.254 

103 Adams . . ..j . 568 

104' Milton . . . , . _._ ; „. 3.534 

105 Rehoboth ..."::' . . .. .1.438 

106 Bourne . . . ... 0.522 

107' Southampton . . _ .-.. 2.203 

108' ' Lakeville-Freetown . . . 4 . 583 

109 West Brookfield . 0.066 

110 Middleborough-Bridgewater . . 0.109 

111 Braintree 0.371 

112 No. Attleborough-Attleboro .3.278 

113 Swansea . . . . \. 0.692 
113B Swansea-Somerset .... 3.503 

114 Lenox . .2.408 

115 Plymouth 1.680 

116 Norwood-Walpole .... 2.453 
117A Chelmsford . . .1.377 
117B Chelmsford-Tyngsborough . . 4. 625 



Amount of 
Federal Aid 
involved 

37,200 75 
35,260 00 

39,180 00 
50,080 00 
64,160 00 



17,800 00 
33,640 00 

16,580 00 
53,820 00 
10,980 00 
42,820 00 
59,131 31 
26,900 00 
15,678 18 
38,224 70 
106,117 44 

60,180 00 
76,959 91 
89,780 00 
21,300 00 
32,760 00 
53,049 24 
51,000 00 
36,940 00 
61,560 00 
111,757 95 
13,095 66 
10,290 54 

207,163 37 
28,940 00 
20,397 73 
75,220 00 
59,820 00 
8,522 99 

18,180 00 

4,245 00 

31,815 00 

51,974 04 

20,660 00 

7,120 50 

40,783 51 

21,120 00 

5,429 50 

67,485 00 

70,800 00 
62,400 00 
25,324 95 
19,537 87 
67,506 06 
122,931 25 
12,677 08 
68,979 93 
61,133 85 
19,353 75 
59,150 00 

4,455 00 
24,116 51 
48,810 00 

9,230 00 
70,680 00 
'28,760 00 
35,002 00 
44,060 00 
71,706 11 
10,283 73 
24,580 87 

7,200 00 
65,560 00 
11,245 00 
64,439 74 
39,130 00 
25,522 53 
40,878 91 
27,540 00 
89,713 81 



Amount 
received 

37,200 75 
35,260 00 



Remarks 

Work completed. 
Work completed. 



39,180 00 Work completed. 
50,080 00 Work completed. 
64,160 00 Work completed. 



17,800 00 
33,640 00 

16,580 00 
53,820 00 
10,980 00 
42,820 00 
59,131 31 
26,900 00 
15,678 18 
38,224 70 
106,117 44 

60,180 00 
76,959 91 
89,780 00 
21,300 00 
32,760 00 
53,049 24 
51,000 00 
36.°40 00 
61,560 00 
111,757 95 
13,095 66 
10,290 54 

207,163 37 
28,940 00 
20,397 73 
75,220 00 
59,820 00 
8,522 99 

18,180 00 

4,245 00 

31,815 00 

51,974 04 

20,660 00 

7,120 50 

40,783 51 

21,120 00 

5,429 50 

67,485 00 

70,800 00 
62,400 00 
25,324 95 
19,537 87 
67,506 06 
122,931 25 
12,677' 08 
68,979 93 
61,133 85 
19,353 75 
59,150 00 

4,455 00 
24,116 51 
48,810 00 

9,230 00 
70,680 00 
28,760 00 
35,002 00 
44,060 00 
71,706 11 
10,283 73 
24,580 87 

7,200 00 
65,560 00 
11,245 00 
64,439 74 
39,130 00 
25,522 53 
40,878 91 
27,540 00 
89,713 81 



Work completed. 
Work completed. 



Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 

Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 



completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed. 

completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed. 



Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 

Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 

Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 

Work completed. 
Work completed. 
Work completed. 



Work 
"Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 
Work 



completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed, 
completed. 



P. D. 54 43 

Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 30, 1930 — Continued 



No. 



Town or City 



118 A Brookfield 

118B Brookfield 

119 A Essex 

120 A Lake vi lie 

120B Berkeley 

120C Taunton-Berkeley 

120D Taunton 

121 A Abington 

121B Bridgewater . 

12 1C Weymouth 

121D E. Bridgewater-Whitman 

121E Abington 

122A Barnstable 

122B Barnstable-Masbpee 

122C Falmouth-Mashpee. 

122D Barnstable 

122E Barnstable 

123 A Southampton 

124 A Way land 

124B Marlborough . 

124C Weston 

125A Wareham 

125B Wareham 

127 A Holyoke 

127B Eaathampton-Northamptc 

128A Hinsdale 

128B Hinsdale 

129 A Dighton-Somerset 

129B Somerset 

130A Auburn-Oxford 

131A Wilbraham 

131B Wilbraham 

132A Duxbury-Kingston 

133A North Andover 

133B North Andover 

133C North Andover 

134A Barre 

134B Barre 

134C Barre . 

135A Russell . 

135B Weatfield-Russell 

135C Russell . 

135D Russell-Huntington 

136A Agawam 

136B Agawam 

136C Agawam 

137 A Sheffield 

137C Sheffield 

138 A Chester 

138B Chester 

138C Becket 

139A Brimfield 

139B Brimfield 

140A Lenox-Lee 

HOB Lee 

141 A Williamsburg 

141B Goshen-Williamsburg 

141C Northampton-Williamsburg 

142A Fitchburg- Westminster 

142B Gardner-Westminster 

142C Gardner-Templeton 

143 Fairhaven-Mattapoisett 

144A Canton-Stoughton . 

145A Ashland-Holliston . 

146A Paxton . 

146B Paxton- Worcester . 

147A Lenox-Pittsfield 

148A Raynham 

148 B Raynham-Taunton 

149A Middleborough 

149B Middleborough 

150A Littleton-Westford . 

150B Westford 

151 A & B Swansea-Somerset 

152 A Dartmouth 

152B Dartmouth . 

152C Westport 

153 A Southampton-Easthampton 

154 A Sturb ridge 

155A West Springfield 

156A Orange . 

156B Orange . 

156C Athol-Orange 

157 A Sandisfield-Tolland . 

R157A Sandisfield-Tolland 



Miles 



0.620 
0.251 
0.406 
4.789 
0.864 
2 . 758 
0.862 
0.947 
0.113 
2.720 
2.000 
1.088 
0.066 
2.482 
8.137 
5.643 
1.621 
2.461 
0.189 
1.626 
1.004 
3.086 
2.761 
4.136 
1.762 
0.066 
0.952 
3.465 
4.340 
4.208 
0.530 
1.012 
2.123 
0.615 
0.771 
2.670 
1.217 
1.261 
1.617 
0.557 
3.607 
3.291 
3.670 
1.331 
1.515 
1.000 
0.170 
1.532 
0.097 
4.250 
2.742 
0.103 
4.778 
3.519 
0.057 
0.211 
5.042 
4.146 
3.960 
3.699 
4.174 
3.245 
4.306 
3.330 
1.783 
4.930 
2.349 
1.657 
2.861 
5.586 
0.831 
1.985 
2.660 
0.464 
1.401 
2.858 
4.634 
1.410 
2.503 
0.549 
1.058 
2.607 
1.544 
0.644 
0.644 



Amount of 

Federal Aid 

involved 

12,400 00 
3,765 00 
8,120 00 
71,835 00 
12,960 00 
41,370 00 
12,930 00 
17,887 34 
16,568 31 
40,800 00 
30,000 00 
14,770 42 
18,711 51 
36,349 09 
114,307 02 
44,860 06 
26,313 81 
47,155 67 
30,296 68 
$24,390 00 
15,060 00 
68,316 11 
41,415 00 
62,040 00 
74,258 69 
8,598 63 
14,280 00 
51,975 00 
65,511 29 
63,120 00 
7,950 00 
15,180 00 
31,845 00 
9,225 00 
11,565 00 
35,085 00 
18,255 00 

18.915 00 
24,255 00 
13,919 60 
54,075 00 
53,059 55 
55,050 00 
19,965 00 
22,725 00 
15,000 00 
22,710 05 
22,980 00 
10,818 36 
92,391 53 
76,054 36 

6,075 05 

68.916 18 
52,785 00 
26,620 13 

8,880 65 
93,547 40 
62,190 00 
69,171 34 
52,316 73 
62,610 00 
52,079 86 
64,436 20 
34,645 01 
26,745 00 
73,950 00 
35,235 00 
24,855 00 
42,915 00 
83,790 00 
12,465 00 
29,775 00 
39,900 00 
89,138 06 
21,015 00 
. 42,870 00 
69,510 00 
21,150 00 
37,545 00 

8,235 00 
15,870 00 
39,105 00 
28,415 77 
34,803 50 

5,107 62 



Amount 
received 

12,400 00 
3,765 00 
8,120 00 
71,835 00 
12,960 00 
41,370 00 
12,930 00 
17,887 34 
16,568 31 
40,800 00 
30,000 00 
14,770 42 
18,711 51 
36,349 09 
114,307 02 

34.744 16 

47,155 67 
30,296 68 
$24,390 00 
14,742 80 
68,316 11 
41,415 00 
62,040 00 
74,258 69 

8,598 63 
14,280 00 
51,975 00 
65,511 29 
63,120 00 

7,950 00 
15,180 00 
31,845 00 

9,225 00 
11,565 00 

18,255 00 

18.915 00 
24,255 00 
13,919 60 
54,075 00 
53,059 55 
55,050 00 
19,965 00 
22,725 00 
15,000 00 
22,710 05 

7,189 98 
10,818 36 
92,391 53 
48,867 91 

6,075 05 

68.916 18 
52,785 00 
26,620 13 

8,880 65 
93,547 40 
62,190 00 
69,171 34 
52,316 73 
62,610 00 
52,079 86 
64,436 20 
34,645 01 

26.745 00 
73,950 00 
35,235 00 
24,855 00 
42,915 00 
83,790 00 
12,465 00 
29,775 00 
39,900 00 
89,138 06 
21,015 00 
42,870 00 
69,510 00 
21,150 00 
37,545 00 

8,235 00 
15,870 00 
39,105 00 

6,218 41 
34,803 50 

5,107 62 



Remarks 

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44 



Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 



P. D. 54 

30, 1930 — Continued 



No. Town or City 


Miles 


157B Sandisfield .... 


. 0.473 


157C Sandisfield-Tolland 


. 3 . 038 


157D Sandisfield .... 


. 0.219 


158A Dalton 


. 0.430 


159 A Seekonk-Rehoboth-Swansea 


1 . 899 


159B Seekonk .... 


. 2.251 


159C Swansea .... 


. 2.767 


160 A Lenox-Lee-Stockbridge 


. 5.453 


161A Brockton-W. Bridgewater 


. 3 . 823 


16 IB Avon-Brockton 


. 2.201 


162A Holliston .... 


. 3.315 


162B Milford .... 


1 . 790 


163A Amherst .... 


. 0.052 


163B Amherst .... 


. 2.100 


164A Westminster-Winchendon 


. 0.750 


164B Westminster-Ashburnham 


. 3.607 


164C Ashburnham .... 


. 3.776 


164D Winchendon . . 


. 2.826 


165A Winchendon . 


. 2.460 


166 Becke't-Otis ... 


. 6.043 


168 A Deerfield .... 


. 3 . 043 


169A Merrimac-Amesbury . 


. 3.397 


171 A Chelmsford . 


. 1 . 536 


172A Leominster-Sterling 


. 2.718 


173 A Cheshire .... 


. 4.377 


173B Lanesboro .... 


. 1.742 


174 A Marshfield .... 


. 4.533 


175A Sandwich .... 


0.217 


175B Orleans .... 


1.904 


175C Barnstable .... 


0.927 


175D Sandwich .... 


2.364 


175E Brewster-Orleans . 


7.858 


176 A Plymouth .... 


5.032 


176B Plymouth-Bourne . 


2.948 


177A Chatham .... 


3.964 


177B Orleans .... 


1.802 


177C Dennis 


3.219 


178 A Chelmsford .... 


1.262 


179 A Falmouth .... 


3.394 


180A Franklin-Wrentham 


3.125 


180B Bellingham-Franklin 


3.889 


181A Florida-North Adams 


2.818 


181B Florida 


2.736 


181C North Adams-Clarksburg 


3.362 


181D Florida-Savoy 


3.702 


182 A Lunenburg . . . 


1.312 


183A Amesbury-Salisbury 


1.922 


183B Amesbury .... 


1.329 


184A Charlton 


2.848 


184B Charlton-Sturbridge 


5-. 623 


*185A Buckland 


, 1.245 


185B Charlemont .... 


2.433 


185C Charlemont .... 


0.421 


186 Salisbury .... 


2.405 


187A Bellingham .... 


1.225 


187B Hopedale-Mendon-Bellingham 


2.502 


188A Townsend .... 


3.813 


188B Pepperell-Groton . 


3.368 


188C Groton-Pepperell . 


1.627 


188D Townsend .... 


0.061 


188E Townsend .... 


0.009 


189A Marion-Wareham 


0.582 


189B Mattapoisett .... 


1.804 


189C Marion 


4.554 


189D Wareham 


1.344 


190A Becket 


2.254 


190B Hinsdale 


0.307 


191A Falmouth 


5.896 


191B Falmouth 


1.752 


192A Groveland 


1.643 


192B Newbury port . . 


1.745 


193A Hadley 


1.985 


193B Hadley 


2.662 


194A Athol-Phillipston-Templeton 


4.738 


195A Mansfield-Norton . 


0.960 


195B Mansfield-Norton . 


2.617 


195C Foxborough-Wrentham 


0.927 


196A Millbury-Grafton . . . . 


4 . 440 


197 Plymouth . 


6.543 


198A Milford-Hopedale-Upton 


4.418 


199A Newbury . 


0.303 


199B Newbury-Rowley . 


4.437 


200A Rehoboth . 


1.875 


200B Taunton-Dighton-Rehoboth 


5.690 


201 Wilbraham . . . . 


1.530 



Amount of 

Federal Aid 

involved 

32,037 28 
45,570 00 
13,641 74 
22,087 67 
49,876 52 
33,765 00 
41,505 00 
81,795 00 
57,345 00 
33,015 00 
49,725 00 
26,850 00 
3,787 09 
31,500 00 
42,931 27 
54,105 00 
56,640 00 
42,390 00 
36,900 00 
99,077 00 
45,645 00 
50,955 00 
23,040 00 
40,770 00 
74,965 81 
26,130 00 
67,995 00 
22,181 26 
23,601 55 
13,905 00 
35,460 00 
106,314 45 
70,543 35 
44,220 00 
48,588 18 
25,838 02 
38,734 30 
18,930 00 
50,910 00 
46,875 00 
58,335 00 
42,270 00 
41,040 00 
50,430 00 
55,530 00 
19,680 00 
28,830 00 
45,345 32 
42,720 00 
84,345 00 
18,675 00 
35,640 00 
54,688 84 
36,075 00 
18,375 00 
34,650 00 
57,195 00 
50,520 00 
54,509 15 
17,849 72 
2,400 58 
78,792 57 
27,060 00 
68,310 00 
20,160 00 
33,810 00 
45,608 50 
81,094 43 
26,280 00 
24,645 00 
26,175 00 
25,821 78 
26,852 35 
71,070 00 
17,862 40 
39,255 00 
23,175 00 
66,600 00 
96,288 19 
66,270 00 
163,208 90 
122,566 46 
28,125 00 
86,868 07 
22,950 00 



Amount 
received 

32,037 28 
45,570 00 
13,641 74 
22,087 67 
49,876 52 
33,765 00 
41,505 00 
81,795 00 
57,345 00 
23,604 74 
49,725 00 
26,850 00 
3,787 09 
31,500 00 
42,931 27 
54,105 00 
56,640 00 
42,390 00 
36,900 00 
99,077 00 
45,645 00 
50,955 00 
23,040 00 
40,770 00 
74,965 81 
26,130 00 
67,955 00 
22,181 26 
23,601 55 
13,905 00 
35,460 00 
106,314 45 
70,543 35 
24,990 90 
48,588 18 
25,838 02 
38,734 30 
18,930 00 
50,910 00 
46,875 00 
58,335 00 
42,270 00 
41,040 00 
50,430 00 
55,530 00 
19,680 00 
28,830 00 
45,345 32 
42,720 00 
84,345 00 
18,675 00 
35,640 00 
14,907 70 
36,075 00 
18,375 00 

57,195 00 

50,520 00 

9,516 49 



78,792 57 
27,060 00 
68,310 00 
13,966 14 
33,810 00 

81,094 43 
26,280 00 
24,645 00 
26,175 00 
25,821 78 
26,852 35 
71,070 00 
17,862 40 
39,255 00 

66,600 00 
96,288 19 
66,270 00 
121,066 85 
62,185 37 
28,125 00 
86,868 07 
22,950 00 



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P. D. 54 








45 


Statement of Federal Aid Road Projects to Nov. 


30, 1930 


— Continued 






Amount of 






No. Town ob Citt 


Miles 


Federal Aid 
Involved 


Amount 
received 


Remarks 


202A Hanover-Pembroke. 


. 2.061 


44,462 11 


44,462 11 


Work completed. 


202B Duxbury-Kingston-Pembroke . 


. 6.164 


92,460 00 




Work underway. 


203 Natick-Wellesley . 


. 2.066 


30,990 00 


30,990 00 


Work completed. 


204 Erving 


. 3.214 


48,210 00 


48,210 00 


Work completed. 


205 Dalton 


. 0.913 


22,152 43 


22,152 43 


Work completed. 


206A Billerica .... 


. 1 . 898 


35,399 86 


35,399 86 


Work completed. 


206B Billerica .... 


. 0.978 


14,670 00 




Work underway. 


207A Bridgewater-Middleborough 


. 10.474 


179,296 63 




Work completed. 


208A Weston .... 


. 0.186 


42,652 01 


19,385 85 


Work completed. 


208B Weston .... 


1 . 224 


18,360 00 


16,655 12 


Work underway. 


209A Milton-Quincy-Randolph 


. 3.315 


49,725 00 




Work completed. 


210A Becket-Lee .... 


. 7.192 


107,880 00 


87,320 68 


Work underway. 


210B Becket 


. 2.886 


43,290 00 


29,534 36 


Work underway. 


2 1 1 A Northborough-Shrewsbury-South- 










borough .... 


. 11.272 


444,715 17 


241,627 87 


Work underway. 


21 IB Framingham-Southborough 


. 4 . 398 


82,947 44 




Work underway. 


21 1C Framingham-Natick 


. 4.061 


101,525 00 




Work underway. 


212 North Attleborough 


. 2.123 


46,890 51 


39,408 28 


Work completed. 


213 Attleboro .... 


1.455 


71,421 53 


52,496 12 


Work completed. 


214A Tyngsborough 


. . 540 


236,907 35 


120,091 29 


Work underway. 


215A Palmer-Monson 


. 0.606 


98,900 75 


22,365 10 


Work underway. 


216A Dedham .... 


. 0.738 


10,935 00 




Work completed. 


217 Chester-Huntington 


. 3.781 


62,276 87 


42,535 19 


Work underway. 


218 Canton-Dedham-Westwood 


. 3 . 947 


202,012 06 




Work underway. 


219A Marlborough-Northborough 


. 5.109 


87,411 93 


82,268 29 


Work underway. 


220A Foxborough-Plainville-Wrentham 


. 5.722 


85,830 00 


67,133 86 


Work underway. 


221 Egremont .... 


. 2.135 


53,375 00 




Work underway. 


222 Deerfield-Greenfield 


. 0.337 


168,855 58 


19,823 50 


Work underway. 


223A Willi amstown. 


. 1 . 789 


44,725 00 




PS&E Appr. 


224 A Andover-North-Reading-Reading 


. 4.431 


125,109 01 


56,711 93 


Work underway. 


225A Erving 


1.425 


89,590 80 


23,837 41 


Work underway. 


225B Gill-Greenfield 


. 5.147 


162,429 00 




Work underway. 


225C Erving-Gill .... 


. 0.017 


236,449 23 




Work underway. 


22GA Auburn-Worcester . 


. 4.809 


143,134 13 




Work underway. 


226B Millbury-Worcester 


. 2.125 


219,350 35 




Work underway. 


226C Shrewsbury-Worcester 

227 Foxborough-Sharon-Wrentham 


. 3.015 


89,151 11 




Work underway. 


. 4.314 


178,951 92 




Work underway. 


228A Uxbridge .... 


. 4.171 


128,280 31 




Work underway. 


229A Dedham-Westwood-Needham . 


. 3.448 


100,412 55 




Work underway. 


229B Needharn-Wellesley 


. 3 . 653 


110,698 82 




Bids received. 


230A Salisbury .... 


. 2.184 


43,990 79 




Work underway. 


231 A Sharon-Walpole-Norwood 


. 5.458 


143,527 10 




Work underway. 


233A Lakeville-Middleborough . 


. 4.119 


128,554 30 




PS&E Appr. 



Total 



887.275 $17,547,315 38 $13,705,962 72 



No. 



Statement of Federal Emergency Advance Funds 



Town or Citt 



122D 
124C 
188C 
199B 
208B 
219A 
220A 
224A 
225A 



Barnstable 

Weston 

Groton-Pepperell 

Newbury-Rowley 

Weston 

Marlborough-Northborough 

Foxborough-Plainville-Wrentham 

Andover-North Reading-Reading 

Erving ..... 



Total 



Amount of Fed- 




eral Aid 


Amount 


involved 


received 


$116,571 15 


$116,571 15 


132,685 22 


132,685 22 


9,516 49 


9,516 49 


62,185 37 


62,185 37 


78,216 94 


78,216 94 


329,743 37 


329,743 37 


286,202 25 


286,202 25 


90,544 85 


90,544 85 


35,794 36 


35,794 36 


$1,141,460 00 


$1,141,460 00 



Bridges 



During the year the Department has prepared designs and plans for, and done 
other work relating to, bridges throughout the Commonwealth. The various 
cities and towns, the localities therein, the character of the structure and other 
details are as follows : 

Bridges and Structures Built or Contracted for 
Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Structure 
Andover — Bypass over Main Street; two 33-foot spans, steel beam with rein- 
forced concrete slab. 
Auburn — Southwest Connection over tracks of the New York, New Haven and 
Hartford Railroad; two 45-foot spans and one 54-foot span, steel beam with 
reinforced concrete floor. 



46 P. D. 54 

Auburn — Southwest Connection over Reservoir; one 13-foot span, reinforced 
concrete slab. 

Bernardston — Northfield Road over tracks of the Boston and Maine Railroad; 
three 40-foot spans, reinforced concrete beam and slab. 

Blandford — Blotz Bridge, Otis Road over Tiffany Brook; one 21-foot span, 
reinforced concrete beam and slab. 

Boston — Canterbury Street under Morton Street ; one 88-foot span, three- 
hinged steel arch with reinforced concrete floor. 

Boston — Canterbury Street over Stony Brook; one 14-foot span, reinforced 
concrete box culvert. 

Boston — West Roxbury Parkway under tracks of New York, New Haven and 
Hartford Railroad; two 45-foot spans, through plate girder. 

Bourne — over Back River; 56-foot span, steel beam with reinforced concrete 
floor. 

Canton — Green Lodge Street at Dedham and Westwood lines, over Xeponset 
River; 56-foot span, reinforced concrete arch. 

Cheshire — Prout Bridge over Scrabble Brook; one 26-foot span, reinforced 
concrete beam and slab. 

Chester — Jacob's Ladder over Gold Mine Brook; 26-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete beam and slab. 

Chesterfield — Munson Bridge, Williamsburg Road over The Branch; two 41- 
foot spans, steel beam and reinforced concrete floor. 

Colrain — Jacksonville Road over North River; one 75-foot span, steel truss. 

Dedham — Greendale Avenue at Needham line over Charles River; 55-foot span, 
stone arch. 

Dedham — West Street over Circumferential Highway; one 62-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete rigid frame. 

Deerfield — Cheapside Bridge at Greenfield line over Deerfield River; three 133- 
foot spans, steel deck truss and two 50-foot spans, steel beam; total length 
538 feet. 

Erving — Greenfield Road over tracks of Central Vermont Railroad; one 35-foot 
span, one 47-foot span and one 50-foot span, steel beam encased in concrete, 
and reinforced concrete floor. 

Erving — At Gill line over Connecticut River; one 460-foot span and two 161- 
foot spans, steel deck, spandrel braced arch with supported cantilever ends. 

Erving — Greenfield Road over Moore Street; one 57-foot span, steel beam, with 
reinforced concrete floor. 

Foxborough — Washington Street over Main Street; one 52-foot span, steel beam 
with reinforced concrete floor. 

Foxborough — Providence Turnpike over tracks of New York, New Haven and 
Hartford Railroad; three 41 -foot spans, reinforced concrete beam and slab. 

Foxborough — Providence Turnpike over Neponset River; one 14-foot span, 
reinforced concrete box culvert. 

Framingham — Worcester Turnpike over Reservoir; one 50-foot span, steel 
beam and reinforced concrete floor. 

Framingham — Worcester Turnpike over Sudbury River; one 70-foot span, steel 
girder with reinforced concrete floor. 

Framingham — Marlborough Connection over Worcester Turnpike and tracks of 
New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad; two 90-foot spans, steel plate 
girder with reinforced concrete floor. 

Framingham — Under Concord Street; two 50-foot spans, reinforced concrete 
beam and slab. 

Gill — At Greenfield line over Falls River; two 63-foot spans and one 74-foot span, 
deck plate girders with reinforced concrete floor. 

Great Barrington — Upper Main Street over Housatonic River; one 115-foot span, 
steel pony truss and reinforced concrete floor. 

Groton — Paper Mill Village at Pepperell line over Nashua River; eight 20-foot 
spans, reinforced concrete beam and slab on concrete pile trestle. 

Hingham — At Hull line over Weir River; three 61 -foot spans, deck plate girder 
with reinforced concrete floor. 

Hinsdale — Washington Road over tracks of Boston and Albany Railroad; one 
74-foot span, plate girder with reinforced concrete floor. 



P.D. 54 47 

Ipswich — Rowley Road over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad. 

Lakeville — Bedford Street over tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford 

Railroad; three 35-foot spans, steel beam and reinforced concrete floor. 
Lynnfield — Main Street at Wakefield line over Saugus River; one 12-foot span, 

reinforced concrete slab. 
Millbury — Southwest Connection, one 102-foot span over tracks of New York, 
New Haven and Hartford Railroad; and one 80-foot span over Canal of 
Worcester Sewage Disposal Plant; through plate girders with reinforced con- 
crete floor. 
Millbury — Southwest Connection over Blackstone River; two 63-foot spans and 
one 74-foot span, plate girders and reinforced concrete floor. 

Millbury — Southwest Connection over Millbury Street; one 114-foot span, 
plate girder and reinforced concrete floor. 

Millis — Baltimore Street over Charles River; one 42-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete beam and slab. 

Natick — Worcester Turnpike over Brook; one 12-foot span, reinforced concrete 
culvert. 

Natick — North Main Street over Worcester Turnpike; two 45-foot spans, steel 
beam and reinforced concrete floor. 

Natick — Worcester Turnpike over Lake Cochituate; three 23-foot spans, rein- 
forced concrete pile and slab. 

North Andover — State Highway over Cochichewick River; one 14-foot span, 
reinforced concrete slab. 

Northborough — Boston Post Road over Wachusett Aqueduct; one 46-foot span, 
reinforced concrete beam and slab. 

Northborough — Southwest Connection over Hop Brook; one 14-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete culvert. 

Norwood — Providence Turnpike over Neponset River; one 24-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete beam and slab. 

Revere — Revere Beach Parkway over Broadway; one 72-foot span, three-hinged 
steel arch and reinforced concrete floor. 

Salem — Road from Loring Avenue over Forest River; one 11-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete box culvert. 

Seekonk — Luther's Corner over Runnins River; one 12-foot span, reinforced 
concrete culvert. 

Shrewsbury — Southwest Connection over Lake Quinsigamond; one 15-foot span, 
reinforced concrete box culvert. 

Shrewsbury — Southwest Connection over Flints Pond; three 23-foot spans, rein- 
forced concrete beam and slab on concrete pile trestle. 

South Hadley — Hockanum Road over Sandy Brook; three 23-foot spans, rein- 
forced concrete pile trestle. 

Topsfield — Salem Road over Ipswich River; two 24-foot spans, reinforced con- 
crete beam and slab. 

Uxbridge — Millville Road over Blackstone River; two 38-foot spans and one 45- 
foot span, reinforced concrete beam and slab. 

Uxbridge — Ironstone Road under tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Railroad; one 61 -foot span, plate girder and reinforced concrete floor. 

Uxbridge — Ironstone Road over Emerson Brook; one 14-foot span, reinforced 
concrete box culvert. 

Uxbridge — Ironstone Road over Ironstone Reservoir Outlet; one 23-foot span, 
reinforced concrete beam and slab. 

West Stockbridge — Great Barrington Road over Williams River; one 45-foot 
span, reinforced concrete beam and slab. 

Westwood — Circumferential Highway over tracks of the New York, New Haven 
and Hartford Railroad; one 61 -foot span and two 34-foot spans, steel beam 
and reinforced concrete floor. 

Westwood — Circumferential Highway over tracks of the New York, New Haven 
and Hartford Railroad; three 41 -foot spans, steel beam encased in concrete 
and reinforced concrete floor. 

Williamsburg — Chesterfield Road over Meekins Brook; one 28-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete beam and slab. 



48 P. D. 54 

Williamsburg — Chesterfield Road over West Branch of Mill River; one 35-foot 

span, reinforced concrete beam and slab. 
Worcester — Southwest Connection under tracks of Boston and Albany Railroad; 

two 48-foot spans, deck plate girder. 
Worcester — Southwest Connection under Grafton Street; two 42-foot spans, 

steel beam and reinforced concrete floor. 

Alterations, Repairs and Extensions to Bridges and Structures Made or 

Contracted for 

Ashby — Main Street over Willard Brook; one 39-foot span, reinforced concrete 
arch extension. 

Ashby — Townsend Road over Trap Falls Brook; one 13-foot span, stone arch 
extension. 

Becket — Jacob's Ladder over Walker Brook; one 43-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete beam extension. 

Becket — Jacob's Ladder over Walker Brook ; one 42-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete beam extension. 

Becket — Jacob's Ladder over Walker Brook; one 45-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete beam extension. 

Becket — Jacob's Ladder over Walker Brook; one 13-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete slab extension. 

Becket — Jacob's Ladder over Sparks Brook; one 15 -foot span, reinforced con- 
crete slab extension. 

Becket — Jacob's Ladder over Branch of Walker Brook; one 18-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete beam extension. 

Becket — Jacob's Ladder over Walker Brook; one 22-foot span, reinforced con- 
crete beam extension. 

Fairhaven — At New Bedford line over Acu'shnet River ; repairs to floor system. 

Millis — Orchard Street over Boggastowe Brook; reinforced concrete slab exten- 
sion of stone arch 11 -foot span. 

North Reading — At Reading line over Ipswich River; two 15-foot spans and one 
29-foot span, reinforced concrete beam and pile extension. 

North Reading — State highway over Martins Brook; one 25-foot span, reinforced 
concrete arch extension. 

Northborough — Boston Post Road over Assabet River; one 39-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete beam extension. 

Palmer — Monson Road over Quabaug River; one 50-foot span and two 20-foot 
spans, reinforced concrete arch extension of stone arch. 

Pepperell — South Street over Mill Pond outlet; two 12-foot spans, reinforced 
concrete culvert. 

Rowley — Beans Crossing over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad; one 40-foot 
span and two 37-foot spans, steel beam extension to reinforced concrete arch. 

Salem — Loring Avenue over Forest River; one 10-foot span, reinforced concrete 
culvert extension. 

Stockbridge — Bowl Road over Marsh Brook; one 17-foot span, concrete arch 
extension. 

Sturbridge — Southbridge Road over Hobbs Brook; one 10-foot span, reinforced 
concrete slab extension to stone arch. 

Townsend — Ashby Road over Willard Brook; one 23-foot span and one 25-foot 
span, stone arch extension. 

Townsend — Ashby Road over Willard Brook; one 16-foot span and one 18-foot 
span, stone arch extension. 

Townsend — Ashby Road over Willard Brook; two 40-foot spans, stone arch 
extension. 

Townsend — Ashby Road over Pearl Hill Brook; one 20-foot span, reinforced 
concrete beam extension. 

Contemplated Bridges and Structures 
Plans, Studies or Estimates Made 
Cities and Towns, Locality and Character of Structure. 
Arlington — Pleasant Street grade separation. 

Attleboro — Washington Street over tracks of New York, New Haven and Hart- 
ford Railroad. 



P.D. 54 49 

Ayer — West Main Street over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad. 

Bellingham — Wrentham Street over Peters River. 

Boston — Viaduct over tracks of Midland Division of New York, New Haven and 

Hartford Railroad, Neponset River, and River Street connecting Neponset 

River Parkway with the proposed extension of Canterbury Street; grade 

separation over Neponset River Parkway; grade separations on proposed 

Clarendon Hills Parkway at Hyde Park Avenue, over the tracks of the New 

York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, and Poplar Street. 
Brookline — Grade separations at Cypress Street and at Brookline Village. 
Cambridge — Grade separation at Alewife Brook Parkway. 
Dedham — Providence Turnpike over Williams Street ; over High Street ; and 

grade separation at Circumferential highway. 
Lexington — Grade separation of proposed highway and Waltham Street. 
Lincoln — South Great Road over tracks of Fitchburg Division, Boston and Maine 

Railroad. 
Littleton — State highway over tracks of Fitchburg Division, Boston and Maine 

Railroad. 
Manchester — Bypass and drawbridge over Manchester Harbor. 
Newbury — Newburyport Turnpike over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad. 
Newton — Worcester Turnpike over Charles River at Wellesley line ; over Quino- 

bequin Road; over Chestnut Street; concrete saddle over Aqueduct; over 

Centre Street; over Parker Street; and over the proposed parkway. 
Pittsfield — Woodleigh Avenue over Smith Brook. 
Pittsfield — Lebanon Avenue over West Branch Housatonic River. 
Pittsfield — State highway over Phelps Brook. 
Revere — At Point of Pines over Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad, 

Highway, and private property. Highway underpass under parkway. 
Revere — Beach Street and Hitchborn Road over tracks of Boston and Maine 

Railroad and proposed highway. 
Revere — Over Parkway near Revere Station and under Parkway near Eliot 

Circle. 
Waltham — Beaver Brook Station, Main Street over tracks of Boston and Maine 

Railroad. 
Wellesley — Worcester Turnpike over Aqueduct, over Weston Road, over Cliff 

Road, over Boston and Albany Railroad, over Aqueduct at Wellesley Hills 

Village, and under Cedar Street. 
Westfield — Frog Hole bridge over Powder Mill Brook. 
Westfield — Main Street over Westfield River. 
Westwood — Providence Turnpike under tracks of New York, New Haven and 

Hartford Railroad; grade separation of proposed Providence Turnpike and 

connection to Neponset River Parkway. 
Weymouth — Main Street over tracks of New York, New Haven and Hartford 

Railroad. 
Winchester — Grade separation of highway and tracks of Boston and Maine 

Railroad. 
Worthington — Huntington Road over Little River; over Mill Pond and over a 

brook. 
Yarmouth — West Yarmouth Road over Parkers River. 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., at Request of Cities and Towns 
Towns, Locality and Character of Work 

Great Barrington — Cottage Street bridge; examination for condition to with- 
stand traffic as a detour during construction of State bridge. 

Holland — Sturbridge Road over Quinebaug River; one 15-foot span, reinforced 
concrete slab. 

Examinations, Reports, Estimates, etc., by direction of the Department 

Cities and Towns, Locality and Subject 

Pillerica — At Wilmington line ov§r Shawsheen River; examination for condition 
of bridge, 



50 P. D. 54 

Cummington — Town Road over Westfield River; examination for strength of 
bridge. 

Boston — D Street Garage of Department; design for strengthening roof beams. 

North Reading — State highway over tracks of Boston and Maine Railroad; re- 
port on strength of bridge. 

Norton — Easton Road over Rumford River; examination and estimate for 
repairs to bridge. 

Bridge Plans Submitted and Examined during the Year under the provisions of Chap- 
ter 85, General Laws, as amended by Chapter 313 of Acts of 1923 

Ashburnham — Westminster Street over Branch of Nashua River; one 11-foot 
span, reinforced concrete slab. 

Barre — Old Barre Falls bridge over Ware River; one 42-foot span, plate girder. 

Brockton — Oak Street bridge over Salisbury Brook; one 16-foot span, reinforced 
concrete slab. 

Chicopee — Chicopee Center bridge over Chicopee River and Canal ; three 94- 
foot spans, reinforced concrete arch over river, and one 40-foot span, rein- 
forced concrete beam over Canal. 

Conway — Bear River bridge; one 30-foot span, reinforced concrete arch. 

Haverhill — Thompson Road bridge over East Meadow Brook; one 14-foot span, 
reinforced concrete slab. 

Lee — Silver Street over outlet to Greenwater Pond; one 25 -foot span, steel beam 
with reinforced concrete floor. 

Montague — Footbridge at Turner's Falls, one 135-foot span, steel truss with 
plank floor. 

Springfield — Parker Street; one 15-foot span, extension to North Branch cul- 
vert. 

Sutton — At Manchaug over Mill Canal; one 14-foot span, reinforced concrete 
slab. 

Worcester — Mill Street over Tatnuck Brook; one 34-foot span, steel beam. 

Examinations, Studies, Estimates and Reports by direction of Acts and Resolves of 

the Legislature 

Chapter 450, Acts of 1931, Section 8. This section of the Act directs the depart- 
ment of public works "to make surveys and prepare plans and estimates of 
cost of a grade separation by means of an overpass at the intersection of the 
Riverway and Huntington Avenue in the City of Boston." Preliminary plans 
and estimates have been completed. 

Chapter 32, Resolves 1931. "Resolve providing for an investigation by the de- 
partment of public works relative to the advisability of constructing certain 
highways for the purpose of relieving traffic." The resolve directs considera- 
tion to the following 1931 documents: House 16, 131, 204, 480, 483, 683, 954, 
and Senate 511. The investigation has been completed and the report has 
been filed with the clerk of the house of representatives. 

Chapter 38, Resolves of 1931. "Resolve providing for an investigation by the 
department of public works relative to the construction and improvement of 
certain highways within and near the Metropolitan parks district." The 
investigation has been completed and a report has been filed with the clerk 
of the senate. 

Chapter 51, Resolves of 1931. "Resolve providing for the making and preparation 
by the department of public works of surveys, estimates, plans and specifi- 
cations for the construction of a new bridge over the Saugus River between 
the Point of Pines in the city of Revere and the city of Lynn." The plans 
and specifications have been prepared. 

Chapter 54, Resolves of 1931. "Resolve providing for a study by the department 
of public works relative to the construction of a bridge over the Weymouth 
Fore River." A report has been filed with the clerk of the senate. 

Chapter 56, Resolves of 1931. "Resolve providing for an investigation by the 
department of public works relative to the reconstruction of Fox Hjll Bridge 
over the Saugus River." The report has been filed with the clerk of the house 
of representatives. 



P.D. 54 51 

Bridge over the Merrimack River between Newburyport and Salisbury 

This bridge was placed in charge of the Massachusetts Highway Commission 
and made a State highway by the provisions of Chapter 716, Acts of 1912, which 
also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good repair for travel, of 
operating the draw and of maintaining the structure shall be paid by the Com- 
monwealth. 

The number of draw openings during the year ending Nov. 30, 1931, was 415. 
In 1930 the number of such openings was 335; in 1929 the number was 383; in 
1928 the number was 365. 

The total expenditure during the year was $7,773.97. 

The total expenditure from 1912 to Nov. 30, 1931, inclusive, was $155,861.33. 

Bridge over Taunton River between Fall River and Somerset 

This bridge was placed in charge of the Massachusetts Highway Commission 
and made a State highway by the provisions of Chapter 717, Acts of 1912, which 
also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good repair for travel, and 
for operating the draw and maintaining the structure shall be paid by the Com- 
monwealth. 

The number of draw openings during the year ending Nov. 30, 1931, was 1,700. 
In 1930 the number of such openings was 1,812; in 1929 the number was 1,789; 
in 1928 the number was 1,982. 

The total expenditure during the year was $13,444.24. 

The total expenditure from 1912 to Nov. 30, 1931, inclusive, was $341,424.98. 

Bridge over the Acushnet River between City of New Bedford and the 

Town of Fairhaven 

This bridge, which was placed in charge of the Department of Public Works 
and made a State highway by the provisions of Chapter 406, Acts of 1930, which 
also provided that the expense of keeping the bridge in good repair for travel, 
operating the draw and of maintaining the structure shall be paid by the Com- 
monwealth, was taken over by the Department on June 27, 1930. 

Averaged over a period of years, the draw openings have numbered more than 
2,900 annually. 

The number of draw openings while in charge of the Department beginning 
June 27, 1930, and ending Nov. 30, 1930, was 1,069; the number of such openings 
during the year ending Nov. 30, 1931, was 2,564. 

The total expenditure during the year was $22,762.93. 

The total expenditure while in charge of the Department has been $32,828.49. 

Construction of Towns and County Ways 
(Section 34, Chapter 90, General Laws, as revised by section 1, chapter 112, Acts 
of 1921, by chapter 288, Acts of 1925, and by Chapter 316, Acts of 1928.) 
During the year the Department has contracted for work to be done in the 
towns / cities named in the following table, which also shows the type of road, 
the length contracted for, and the allotments or contributions by the State, towns, 
cities and counties: 













Length con- 


Counties and Towi 


Contributions 


Type of Road tracted for 






Town 


County 




(Feet) 


Barnstable County 










Barnstable . 


. $10,000 00 


$10,000 00 


$10,000 00 


Bituminous concrete . 


. 6,150 


Bourne 


. 12,000 00 


12,000 00 


12,000 00 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


Harwich 


12,000 00 


12,000 00 


6,000 00 


Bituminous concrete . 


. 7,135 


Berkshire County 










Alford 


3,383 22 


1,127 73 


2,255 48 


Stone retread 


7,713 


Alford 




2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,900 


Becket 




1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


650 


Beeket 




1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


1,000 


Becket 




2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,000 


Cheshire 




700 00 


400 00 


400 00 


Gravel 


1,600 


Cheshire 




10,000 00 


5,500 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,633 


Cheshire 




1,000 00 


- 


2,500 00 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


Clarksburg 




1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


1,050 


Egremont 




3,700 00 


1,850 00 


1,850 00 


Stone retread 


6,750 


Florida 




4,000 00 


4,000 00 


— 


Gravel 


800 


Great Barrin 


gton 


. 15,000 00 


15,000 00 


- 


Bituminous macadam 


5,600 



52 








p. 


D. 54 


Counties and Towns 




Contributions 




Length con- 




State 


Town 


County 


Type of Road tracted for 


Berkshire County — Continued 








yrtzeij 


Great Barrington . 


32,500 00 


32,500 00 


- 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


Hancock 


1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


750 


Hancock 


1,200 00 


300 00 


— - 


Oiling 


. 30,624 


Hancock 


350 00 


200 00 


- 


Oiling 


9,400 


Hancock 


. 25,000 00 


1,000 00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,900 


Lanesborough 


900 00 


450 00 


450 00 


Stone retread 


2,500 


Lanesborough 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Stone retread 


2,070 


Lenox 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


- 


Drainage . 


- 


Monterey 


64,100 00 


14,550 00 


19,550 00 


Bituminous macadam 


18,715 


Monterey 


900 00 


450 00 


450 00 


Stone retread 


6,000 


Mount Washington 


1,500 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


550 


New Marlborough 


2,000 00 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


Stone retread 


5,600 


New Marlborough 


4,500 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Stone retread 


10,400 


New Marlborough 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


Stone retread 


5,011 


New Marlborough 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


900 


Otis 


2,000 00 


500 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


1,225 


Richmond . 


2,500 00 


1,000 00 


1,500 00 


Gravel 


1,350 


Sandisfield . 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Stone retread 


9,800 


Savoy 


24,000 00 


- 


8,000 00 


Gravel and tar . 


5,400 


Sheffield 


3,000 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


Gravel and stone retread 


. 7,250 


Stockbridge 


30,000 00 


30,000 00 


- 


Bituminous macadam 


7,895 


Tyringham . 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Stone retread 


2,300 


Washington 


4,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


2,200 


West Stockbridge 


10,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


West Stockbridge 


7,000 00 


3,000 00 


4,000 00 


Stone retread 


3,440 


Willi amstown 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


- 


Gravel 


1,950 


Windsor 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel and hardpan . 


650 


Windsor 


1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


300 


Bristol County 












Attleboro 


15,000 00 


18,000 00 


15,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,975 


Berkley 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


— 


Repairs and oiling 


47,300 


Dighton 


4,000 00 


6,000 00 


- 


Bituminous macadam 


4,225 


Dighton 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


- 


Bituminous macadam 


3,000 


Easton 


15,000 00 


15,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


7,720 


Freetown 


4,000 00 


1,400 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel 


2,782 


Freetown 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


- 


Repairs and oiling 


65,500 


Mansfield 


8,000 00 


10,000 00 


8,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,215 


Norton 


3,000 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


1,650 


Seekonk 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,750 


Swansea 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


- 


Gravel 


2,400 


Westport 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam . 


1,500 


Essex County 












Andover 


4,500 00 


4,500 00 


4,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,762 


Boxford 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


Gravel 


3,000 


Boxford 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,300 


Boxford 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,400 


Boxford 


12,000 00 


6,000 00 


6,000 00 


Gravel 


5,300 


Dan vers 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


340 


Danvers 


2,300 00 


2,300 00 


2,300 00 


Bituminous macadam 


500 


Georgetown 


28,000 00 


5,000 00 


17,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


8,500 


Groveland 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


2,800 


Hamilton 


12,000 00 


12,000 00 


12,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


7,400 


Ipswich 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel 


3,850 


Lynnfield 


12,000 00 


12,000 00 


12,000 00 \ Bituminous macadam 


5,200 








J 


Bridge and approach . 


- 


Marblehead 


12,000 00 


24,000 00 


12,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


7,170 


Methuen 


9,500 00 


10,500 00 


9,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


5,200 


Methuen 


8,500 00 


9,500 00 


8,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,940 


Newbury 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Gravel and bituminous ma 
terial mixed in place 


5,382 


Newburyport 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous material anc 
gravel mixed in place 


i 

2,880 


Rockport 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


- 


Bituminous macadam 


825 


Rowley 


17,000 00 


3,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,567 


Rowley 


500 00 


500 00 


- 


Oiling . 


11,000 


Salisbury 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,581 


Salisbury 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 00 


Bituminous material and 
gravel mixed in place 


2,650 


Saugus 


15,000 00 


15,000 00 


15,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


7,325 


Topsfield 


39,000 00 


7,000 00 


24,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


8,772 


Topsfield 


3,000 00 


6,500 00 


- 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


Wenham 


23,000 00 


4,000 00 


13,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


5,900 


West Newbury 


5,500 00 


5,500 00 


5,500 00 


Gravel . 


5,295 


Franklin County 












Ashfield 


4,245 00 


600 00 


- 


Repairs and oiling 


31,680 


Ashfield 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


— 


Gravel . 


1,000 


Ashfield 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


- 


Gravel . 


1,100 


Ashfield 


5,000 00 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel . 


3,800 


Buckland 


7,000 00 


5,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,000 


Buckland 


1,500 00 


1,000 00 


- 


Bituminous macadam 


492 


Charlemont 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


Colrain 


6,000 00 


3,500 00 


2,500 00 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


Colrain 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel . 


1,400 


Conway 


3,000 00 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel . 


2,200 


Deerfield 


4,000 00 


3,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,850 


Gill . 


2,965 00 


670 00 


- 


Repairs and oiling 


35,376 



P. D. 54 

Counties and Towns 



State 



Contributions 
Town County 



Franklin County 
Gill 

Greenfield 
Greenfield 
Hawley 
Hawley 
Heath 
Leverett 
Leyden 
Monroe 
New Salem 
New Salem 
New Salem 
Northfield 
Northfield 
Orange 
Orange 
Rowe 
Shelburne 
Shutesbury 
Sunderland 
Warwick 
Warwick 
Warwick 
Wendell 
Wendell 
Whately 

Hampden County 
Agawam 
Blandford 
Blandford 
Brimfield 
Brimfield 
Brimfield 
Chester 
Chester 
Chester 
Chester 
Chester 
Chicopee 
East Longmeadow 
Granville 
Granville 
Hampden 
Hampden 
Holland 
Holland 
Holyoke 
Ludlow 
Ludlow 
Ludlow 
Ludlow 
Monson 
Montgomery 
Palmer 
Russell 
Russell 
Southwick . 
Southwick . 
Springfield 
Tolland 
Wales 
Wales . 

West Springfield 
Westfield 

Westfield . 
Westfield 

Wilbraham . 

Wilbraham . 



Hampshire County 
Amherst 
Belchertown 
Belchertown 
Chesterfield 
Chesterfield 
Chesterfield 
Chesterfield 
Cummington 
Cummington 
Cummington 
Easthampton 
Enfield 
Enfield 
Goshen 
Goshen 
Goshen 



Continued 

2,000 00 
7,500 00 
6,000 00 
1,400 00 
1,400 00 
2,000 00 
1,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
500 00 
1,500 00 
1,925 00 
2,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
2,000 00 
8,500 00 
2,000 00 
14,000 00 
24,150 00 
1,000 00 
2,000 00 
1,250 00 
3,000 00 
2,000 00 



15,000 00 

20,500 00 
2,000 00 
4,000 00 
300 00 
250 00 
5,000 00 
5,000 00 
2,500 00 
3,000 00 
1,000 00 

73,000 00 
3,000 00 

14,490 00 

5,500 00 

500 00 

5,600 00 

5,000 00 

700 00 

25,000 00 
8,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
3,000 00 
3,000 00 
3,000 00 
4,000 00 
2,000 00 
1,500 00 
1,500 00 
2,000 00 

35,000 00 

4,000 00 

1,500 00 

250 00 

15,000 00 

15,000 00 



2,000 00 
2,000 00 
4,000 00 
2,500 00 



10,000 00 
1,390 00 

32,500 00 

11,700 00 
6,150 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
945 00 
1,000 00 
3,000 00 

11,200 00 
1,475 00 
1,000 00 
1,320 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 



1,000 00 

6,000 00 

6,000 00 

700 00 

700 00 

1,000 00 

500 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

500 00 

500 00 

75 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

7,500 00 

1,000 00 

3,500 00 

300 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,250 00 

2,000 00 

1,000 00 



15,000 00 
4,500 00 
1,000 00 
2,000 00 
200 00 
250 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 

1,000 00 



3,000 00 

350 00 

3,000 00 

500 00 

2,800 00 

1,000 00 

700 00 

25,000 00 
8,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
3,000 00 
2,000 00 
1,000 00 
4,000 00 
2,000 00 
1,500 00 
1,000 00 
2,000 00 

35,000 00 

2,500 00 

1,000 00 

250 00 

15,000 00 

15,000 00 

2,000 00 
2,000 00 
4,000 00 
2,500 00 



10,000 00 

620 00 

7,500 00 

1,800 00 

1,100 00 

500 00 

500 00 

75 00 

500 00 

1,500 00 

11,200 00 

500 00 

90 00 

500 00 

500 00 



1,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

700 00 

700 00 

1,000 00 

500 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 



1,000 00 

500 00 

500 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

2,000 00 



1,000 00 

1,000 00 
1,000 00 



15,000 00 

20,500 00 

2,000 00 

4,000 00 

300 00 

250 00 

5,000 00 

5,000 00 

2,500 00 

3,000 00 

1,000 00 

57,000 00 

3.000 00 

5,500 00 

500 00 

5,600 00 

5,000 00 

700 00 

25,000 00 
8,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
3,000 00 
3,000 00 
3,000 00 
4,000 00 
2,000 00 
1,500 00 
1,500 00 
2,000 00 

35,000 00 

4,000 00 

1,500 00 

250 00 

15,000 00 

15,000 00 

2,000 00 
2,000 00 
4,000 00 
2,500 00 



10,000 00 

10,000 00 

4,500 00 

2,750 00 

500 00 

500 00 

500 00 
1,500 00 
6,600 00 

500 00 

500 00 
500 00 



Type of Road 



Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Repairs and oiling 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel retread . 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling 

Bridge and approaches 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Gravel 



Bituminous macadam 

Bridge and approaches 

Grading 

Gravel and tar mixed 

Repairs and oiling 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Stone retread 

Stone retread 

Stone retread 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Stone retread 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel and bituminous 

macadam 
Gravel 
Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 
Gravel 



Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling 

Bituminous macadam 

Gravel retread . 

Bridge and approaches 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Gravel 

Bituminous macadam 

Repairs and oiling 

Repairs and oiling 

Repairs and oiling 

Gravel 

Gravel 



53 

Length con- 
tracted for 
(Feet) 



54 












P. 


D. 54 


Counties and Towns 


Contributions 




Lenght con- 


State 


Town 


County 


Type of Road tracted for 


Hampshire County — Continued 








(Feet) 


Goshen 500 00 


500 00 


- 


Oiling 


. 10,560 


Granby 






2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


950 


Granby 






4,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,800 


Greenwich 






2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 33,264 


Hadley 






20,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


5,103 


Hatfield 






2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,400 


Huntington 






2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,050 


Middlefield 






1,000 00 


— 


500 00 


Gravel 


500 


Middlefield 






2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,000 


Middlefield 






1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


750 


Middlefield 






1,000 00 


- 


- 


Gravel 


400 


Northampto 


n 




5,000 00 


5,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


5,390 


Pelham 






1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


1,200 


Pelham 






6,800 00 


1,200 00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,500 


Plainfield 






4,638 00 


250 00 


- 


Oiling 


. 13,281 


Plainfield 






24,000 00 


1,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel and tar . 


2,950 


South Hadley 




20,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 3,500 


South Hadley 




1,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


935 


Southampton 




1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Stone retread 


. 2,200 


Ware 




6,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 11,101 


Westhampton 




1,500 00 


750 00 


750 00 


Gravel 


1,000 


Williamsburg 




. 10,400 00 


1,600 00 


4,000 00 


2 Bridges and approaches 


- 


Worthington 




1,000 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel 


563 


Worthington 




4,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Stone retread 


3,800 


Worthington 




3,200 00 


300 00 


- 


Repairs and calcium chloride 31,132 


Middlesex County 










Acton . . 2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


. 76,032 


Acton . 






2,500 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


Gravel 


3,100 


Acton . 






3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


4,500 


Arlington 






10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 00 


Reinforced cement concrete 


2,415 


Ashby 






1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


17,952 


Ashland 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel . 


1,500 


Ashland 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


11,616 


Ashland 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,796 


Ashland 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,500 


Ayer 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


21,550 


Ayer . 






2,500 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


Gravel 


2,550 


Bedford 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,500 


Bedford 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel . 


2,100 


Bedford 






1,900 00 


1,900 00 


1,900 00 


Repairs and oiling 


43,296 


Billerica 






500 00 


500 00 


500 00 


Gravel . . . 


780 


Billerica 






6,000 00 


6,000 00 


6,000 00 


Gravel 


4,000 


Billerica 






4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel 


3,000 


Billerica 






2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


59,664 


Boxborough 




1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,080 


Boxborough 




900 00 


900 00 


900 00 


Repairs and oiling 


32,208 


Boxborough 




1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel 


1,300 


Burlington . 




3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel 


4,500 


Burlington 






3,000 00 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


47,520 


Burlington 






2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel 


4,000 


Carlisle 






2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Oiling .... 


66,528 


Carlisle 






4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel .... 


4,000 


Carlisle 






2,235 00 


2,235 00 


2,235 00 


Gravel .... 


3,300 


Chelmsford 






3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel .... 


3,600 


Chelmsford 






3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,750 


Concord 






8,400 00 


8,400 00 


8,400 00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,700 


Concord 






2,400 00 


2,400 00 


2,400 00 


Bituminous macadam 


900 


Concord 






400 00 


400 00 


400 00 


Bituminous macadam 


200 


Concord 






333 00 


333 00 


333 00 


Bridge extension and bitum- 
inous macadam 


' 


Dunstable 






2,000 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel .... 


2,500 


Dunstable 






1,750 00 


1,750 00 


1,750 00 


Repairs and oiling 


46,458 


Framingham 




10,000 00 


20,000 00 


10,000 00 


Reinforced cement concrete 


3,100 


Framingham 




6,000 00 


12,000 00 


6,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


5,300 


Groton 




4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


Gravel .... 


3,725 


Groton 






3,500 00 


3,500 00 


3,500 00 


Repairs and oiling 


34,320 


Groton 






3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 00 


Gravel .... 


3,000 


Holliston 






1,750 00 


1,750 00 


1,750 00 


Oiling .... 


41,712 


Holliston 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel .... 


1,500 


Holliston 






14,500 00 


2,500 00 


8,000 00 


Bituminous maoadam 


4,200 


Holliston 






2,500 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


Gravel . . . . 


3,600 


Hopkinton . 






2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Oiling .... 


61,776 


Hopkinton . 






4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,000 


Hudson 






2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


700 


Lexington 






12,000 00 


12,000 00 


12,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,700 


Lincoln 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


36,960 


Lincoln 






4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


Repairs and oiling 


15,840 


Lincoln 






1,200 00 


1,200 00 


1,200 00 


Bituminous macadam 


300 


Littleton 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel . . . . 


1,400 


Littleton 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 00 


Gravel .... 


2,112 


Littleton 






2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Repairs and Oiling 


44,880 


Lowell . 






2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 00 


Gravel .... 


3,000 


Lowell . 






4,500 00 


4,500 00 


4,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,100 


Lowell . 






2,500 00 


2,500 00 


2,500 00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,000 


Maiden 






17,000 00 


34,000 00 


17,000 00 


Reinforced concrete . 


3,330 


Marlborough 






1,700 00 


1,700 00 


1,700 00 


Gravel .... 


1,700 



P. D. 54 
















55 


Counties and Towns 


Contributions 






Length con- 


State 


Town 


County 




Type of Road tracted for 












(Feet) 


Middlesex County — Continued 












Marlborough . 3,000 00 


6,000 00 


3,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,200 


Marlborough 




4,500 00 


9,000 00 


4,500 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,550 


Melrose 




12,000 00 


24,000 00 


12,000 


00 


Cement concrete 


4,053 


Natick 




4,500 00 


4,500 00 


4,500 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,550 


North Reading 




2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


52,272 


North Reading 




3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,000 


Pepperell 




4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


63,888 


Pepperell 




4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 


00 


Gravel 


5,000 


Reading 




4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,500 


Sherborn 




2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


Oiling 


71,280 


Sherborn 




1,000 00 


500 00 


1,000 


00 


Gravel 


1,200 


Sherborn 




10,800 00 


5,400 00 


10,800 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,850 


Sherborn 




1,200 00 


600 00 


1,200 


00 


Gravel 


2,500 


Shirley 




10,000 00 


5,000 00 


10,000 


00 


Gravel 


11,690 


Shirley 
Stoneham 




750 00 


750 00 


750 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


39,072 




4,800 00 


4,800 00 


4,800 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,200 


Stow . 




1,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


41,184 


Sudbury 




3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


79,728 


Tewksbury . 




4,500 00 


4,500 00 


4,500 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,000 


Tewksbury . 




1,500 00 


1,500 00 


1,500 


00 


Gravel 


1,300 


Tewksbury . 




2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


Gravel 


3,700 


Townsend 




1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


10,888 


Townsend 




6,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 


00 


Gravel 


6,500 


Tyngsborough 




2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


53,856 


Tyngsborough 




2,000 00 


1.000 00 


2,000 


00 


Gravel 


2,300 


Tyngsborough 




2,000 00 


1,000 00 


2,000 


00 


Gravel 


2,500 


Wakefield 




750 00 


750 00 


750 


00 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


Wayland 






12,000 00 


12,000 00 


12,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


6,180 


Wayland 






2,500 00 


4,000 00 


2,500 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


48,576 


Westford 






3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


Gravel 


4,000 


Westford 






6,000 00 


6,000 00 


6,000 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


100,848 


Westford 






3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


Gravel 


2,600 


Westford 






2,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


Gravel 


3,000 


Wilmington 




4,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 


00 


Gravel 


5,500 


Wilmington 




750 00 


750 00 


750 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


20,064 


Woburn 




5,500 00 


11,000 00 


5,500 


00 


Bituminous concrete and bi 












tuminous macadam 


3,843 


Nantucket County 












Nantucket . . . 10,000 00 


10,000 00 






Bituminous concrete . 


4,700 


Norfolk County 












Avon . 7,000 00 


7,000 00 


7,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,846 


Bellingham 






2,650 00 


1,325 00 


1,325 


00 


Repairs and oiling 


23,700 


Canton 






8,000 00 


8,000 00 


8,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,895 


Canton 






6,000 00 


6,000 00 


6,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,050 


Dedham 






700 00 


700 00 


700 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


520 


Foxborough 






9,999 00 


9,999 00 


9,999 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,500 


Franklin 






4,000 00 


4,000 00 


4,000 


00 


Gravel 


2,250 


Franklin 






4,800 00 


4,800 00 


4,800 


00 


Gravel 


2,900 


Holbrook 






7,000 00 


7,000 00 


7,000 


00 


Gravel 


5,350 


Medway 






6,000 00 


6,000 00 


6,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,614 


Medway 






12,000 00 


6,000 00 


6,00f 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,170 


Millis . 






3,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


1,540 


Millis . 






7,000 00 


7,000 00 


7,000 


00 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


Millis . 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


10,560 


Millis 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


Gravel 


2,000 


Milton' 






15,000 00 


15,000 00 


15,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,000 


Needham 






15,000 00 


15,000 00 


15,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


6,950 


Norfolk 






500 00 


- 


500 


00 


Gravel 


2,400 


Norfolk 






6,000 00 


2,000 00 


4,000 


00 


Gravel 


4,964 


Norfolk 






1,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


Gravel and oiling 


21,648 


Norwood 






10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,150 


Plainville 






10,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 


00 


Gravel 


5,800 


Randolph 






6,500 00 


6,500 00 


6,500 


00 


Gravel 


4,825 


Sharon 






10,000 00 


10,000 00 


10,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


5,960 


Sharon 






5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


3,800 


Stoughton 






5,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


24,300 


Walpole 






500 00 


- 






Oiling .... 


2,200 


Westwood 






14,000 00 


14,000 00 


14,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


4,896 


Wrentham 






3,500 00 


3,500 00 


3,500 


00 


Gravel 


3,000 


Plymouth County 












Bridgewater . . 3,000 00 


2,000 00 


2,000 


00 


Gravel 


3,000 


Bridgewater 


4,000 00 


3,000 00 


4,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


485 


Carver 


5,500 00 


5,500 00 


7,000 


00 


Bituminous concrete and 
gravel 


4,000 


East Bridgewater 


35,000 00 


17,500 00 


17,500 


00 


Bituminous concrete . 


9,800 


Halifax 


2,000 00 


1,000 00 


1,000 


00 


Bridge and approaches 


- 


Halifax 




23,000 00 


11,500 00 


11,500 


00 


Bituminous concrete and 
gravel . 


7,575 


Hanson 




10,000 00 


5,000 00 


5,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 4,500 


Hingham 




24,000 00 


24,000 00 


24,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


11,620 


Kingston 




6,000 00 


3,500 00 


3,500 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


2,100 


Middleborough 




16,000 00 


12,000 00 


12,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 6,645 


Pembroke 




10,000 00 


6,000 00 


5,000 


00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 4,763 


Plympton 




29,500 00 


8,000 00 


12,500 


00 


Bituminous concrete . 


. 9,590 


Rochester 




6,000 00 


3,000 00 


3,000 


00 


Gravel 


. 4,850 


Rockland 




18,000 00 


9,000 00 


9,000 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 7,000 


Weat Bridge 


water 




5,300 00 


2,650 00 


2,650 00 


Bituminous macadam 


. 1,918 



56 

Counties and Towns 



Worcester County 
Ashburnham 
Ashburnham 
Athol . 
Bar re . 
Berlin 
Berlin 
Blackstone 
Blackstone 
Bolton 
Boylston 
Boylston 
Brookfield 
Brookfield 
Brookfield 
Charlton 
Dana . 
Dana . 
Fitchburg 
Gardner 
Grafton 
Hardwick 
Harvard 
Harvard 
Holden 
Hubbardston 
Hubbardston 
Hubbardston 
Leicester 
Lunenburg 
Lunenburg 
Mendon 
Mendon 
Milford 
Millville 
New Braintree 
New Braintree 
New Braintree 
North Brookfield 
North Brookfield 
Northborough 
Northborough 
Northborough 
Northbridge 
Northbridge 
Oakham 
Oakham 
Oxford 
Paxton 
Paxton 
Paxton 
Phillipston 
Phillipston 
Princeton 
Princeton 
Princeton 
Princeton 
Princeton 
Princeton 
Royalston 
Royalston 
Royalston 
Royalston 
Rutland 
Rutland 
Southborough 
Southborough 
Spencer 
Spencer 
Sterling 
Sterling 
Sterling 
Sturbridge 
Sutton 
Sutton 
Templeton 
Templeton 
Templeton 
Upton 
Warren 
West Boylston 
West Boylston 
West Brookfield 
Westborough 
Westborough 
Westminster 
Westminster 
Westminster 
Winchendon, 



State 



1,250 00 
12,000 00 

700 00 
1,200 00 
5,500 00 
2,500 00 
2,000 00 

700 00 
5,000 00 
5,000 00 
1,000 00 
2,000 00 
4,000 00 
1,400 00 
5,000 00 
1,600 00 
2,500 00 
30,000 00 
5,000 00 
1,500 00 
3,000 00 

800 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
4,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
4,500 00 
1,000 00 

500 00 
1,000 00 
2,200 00 
12,000 00 
6,000 00 
3,000 00 

500 00 

400 00 
3,000 00 

500 00 
5,000 00 

400 00 

700 00 
4,500 00 
4,000 00 
3,000 00 

600 00 

500 00 

500 00 
4,000 00 
1,200 00 
1,300 00 
4,500 00 
4,000 00 
2,400 00 
1,000 00 

300 00 
1,200 00 

400 00 

500 00 
4,000 00 

400 00 
1,200 00 
4,000 00 
4,000 00 
1,700 00 

500 00 
5,000 00 

200 00 
4,000 00 
12,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
10,000 00 
1,200 00 

500 00 
1,000 00 

800 00 
4,000 00 
3,000 00 
1,000 00 

333 33 
2,000 00 
10,000 00 
10,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
1,600 00 

700 00 



Contributions 
Town 



750 00 

7,500 00 

700 00 

1,200 00 

3,500 00 

1,000 00 

2,000 00 

700 00 

1,000 00 

500 00 

500 00 

1,000 00 

2,000 00 

700 00 

2,500 00 

400 00 

1,000 00 

30,000 00 

10,000 00 

1,500 00 

3,000 00 

400 00 

500 00 

1,000 00 

2,000 00 

500 00 

500 00 

4,500 00 

500 00 

500 00 

500 00 

1,100 00 

12,000 00 

3,000 00 

1,500 00 

500 00 

400 00 

3,000 00 

500 00 

5,000 00 

400 00 

700 00 

4,500 00 

4,000 00 

1,500 00 

600 00 

500 00 

500 00 

2,000 00 

600 00 

400 00 

1,000 00 

2,000 00 

600 00 

500 00 

200 00 

600 00 

200 00 

500 00 

2,000 00 

200 00 

800 00 

2,000 00 

2,000 00 

1,700 00 

500 00 

5,000 00 

500 00 

2,000 00 

6,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

5,000 00 

600 00 

500 00 

1,000 00 

800 00 

2,000 00 

3,000 00 

500 00 

333 33 

1,000 00 

9,000 00 

10,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

800 00 

700 00 



County 



1,250 00 
10,500 00 

700 00 
1,200 00 
5,500 00 
2,500 00 
2,000 00 

700 00 
5,000 00 
5,000 00 
1,000 00 
2,000 00 
4,000 00 
1,400 00 
5,000 00 
1,600 00 
2,500 00 
20,000 00 
5,000 00 
1,500 00 
3,000 00 

800 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
4,000 00 
1,000 00 
1,000 00 
4,500 00 
1,000 00 

500 00 
1,000 00 
2,200 00 
12,000 00 
6,000 00 
3,000 00 

500 00 

400 00 
3,000 00 

500 00 
5,000 00 

400 00 

700 00 
4,500 00 
4,000 00 
3,000 00 

600 00 

500 00 

500 00 
4,000 00 
1,200 00 
1,300 00 
4,500 00 
4,000 00 
3,000 00 
1,000 00 

300 00 
1,200 00 

400 00 

500 00 
4,000 00 

400 00 
1,200 00 
4,000 00 
4,000 00 
1,700 00 

500 00 
5,000 00 

200 00 
4,000 00 
12,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
10,000 00 
1,200 00 

500 00 
1,000 00 

800 00 
4,000 00 
3,000 00 
1,000 00 

333 33 
2,000 00 
11,000 00 
10,000 00 
2,000 00 
2,000 00 
1,600 00 

700 00 



P. 


D. 54 


Length con- 


Type of Road tracted for 




(Feet) 


Repairs and oiling 


. 16,896 


■ Gravel and tar . 


7,138 


Repairs and oiling 


. 15,312 


Grading . 


2,200 


Gravel 


1,875 


Repairs and oiling 


. 43,296 


Gravel 


. 1,800 


Repairs and oiling 


. 17,424 


Bituminous macadam 


1,450 


Repairs and gravel 


5,000 


Repairs 


. 37,658 


Gravel and tar . 


1,400 


Bituminous macadam 


1,520 


Repairs and oiling 


10,096 


Bituminous macadam . 


2,000 


Gravel and tar . 


950 


Repairs and oiling 


. 52,272 


Bituminous macadam 


9,773 


Bituminous macadam 


3,250 


Bituminous macadam 


983 


Bituminous macadam 


2,200 


Repairs and oiling 


. 17,424 


Repairs and oiling 


9,240 


Repairs and oiling 


. 24,024 


Gravel and tar . 


. 2,550 


Repairs and oiling 


. 42,768 


Gravel 


1,150 


Gravel and tar . 


3,800 


Repairsand oiling 


. 14,450 


Grading . 


950 


Repairs and oiling 


. 28,512 


Gravel 


. 1,400 


Bituminous macadam 


. 3,650 


Gravel 


3,100 


Gravel and tar . 


3,000 


Repairs and oiling 


. 25,608 


Repairs and oiling 


21,120 


Gravel and tar . 


. 2,991 


Repairs and oiling 


. 10,560 


Gravel and tar . 


4,283 


Repairs and oiling 


7,920 


Repairs and oiling 


9,768 


Gravel and tar . 


. 3,250 


Gravel retread . 


2,600 


Gravel 


2,400 


Repairs and oiling 


. 23,760 


Repairs and oiling 


17,134 


Gravel 


850 


Gravel and tar . 


2,600 


Repairs and oiling 


15,048 


Repairs and oiling 


21,384 


Gravel and tar . 


3,687 


Gravel and tar . 


3,700 


Gravel and tar . 


2,700 


Repairs and oiling 


22,704 


Repairs and oiling 


3,960 


Repairs and oiling 


2,800 


Repairs and oiling 


16,104 


Repairs and oiling 


11,088 


Gravel and tar . 


4,142 


Repairs and oiling 


13,200 


Repairs and oiling 


25,608 


Gravel 


40,664 


Gravel and tar . 


3,250 


Bituminous macadam 


3,900 


Repairs and oiling 


35,904 


Grading . 


5,466 


Repairs and oiling 


20,064 


Gravel and tar . 


4,700 


Gravel . . 


3,400 


Repairs and oiling 


24,816 


Gravel and tar . 


1,650 


Bituminous macadam 


4,590 


Repairs and oiling 


10,197 


Repairs and oiling 


6,072 


Repairs and oiling 


18,744 


Repairs and oiling 


13,200 


Gravel 


2,800 


Gravel 


2,000 


Repairs and oiling 


15,576 


Repairs and oiling 


8,450 


Gravel and tar . 


1,900 


Bituminous macadam 


4,150 


Bituminous macadam 


5,300 


Gravel .... 


1,100 


Gravel .... 


1,600 


Repairs and oiling 


2.3,496 


Gravel .... 


2,700 



P. D. 54 57 

Expenditures for Construction of Town and County Ways 

The expenditures during the year in various Counties were: — 

Barnstable, $46,508.93 Hampshire, $215,680.46 

Berkshire, $332,335.04 Middlesex, $404,964.40 

Bristol, $85,430.40 Nantucket, $11,889.89 

Dukes, $10,902.17 Norfolk, $205,054.60 

Essex, $533,236.76 Plymouth, $210,485.70 

Franklin, $177,397.78 Worcester, $343,186.90 

Hampden, $299,317.33 Total, $2,876,390.36 

Details of the foregoing expenditures follow : — 

Barnstable County. — Barnstable, $10,213.74; Bourne, $630.32; Harwich, 
$34,422.74; Provincetown, $1,242.13. 

Berkshire Co unty. — Adams, $2,210.32; Alford, $6,928.01; Becket, $4,876.10; 
Cheshire, $14,800.69; Clarksburg, $1,219.02; Egremont, $4,510.41; Florida, 
$4,875.15; Great Barrington, $21,033.80; Hancock, $26,684.26; Hinsdale, 
$9,943.32; Lanesborough, $5,972.30; Lenox, $11,496.69; Monterey, $63,731.41; 
Mount Washington, $1,828.54; New Marlborough, $10,971.22; North Adams, 
$6,095.12; Otis, $7,305.35; Peru, $23,637.03; Richmond, $3,047.51; Sandisfield, 
$4,876.10; Savoy, $25,702.48; Sheffield, $3,657.07; Stockbridge, $37,396.15; 
Tyringham, $4,869.49; Washington, $4,876.05; West Stockbridge, $14,915.35; 
Williamstown, $2,438.05; Windsor, $2,438.05. 

Bristol County. — Attleboro, $10,087.56; Berkley, $3,499.41; Dighton, $19,- 
738.57; Easton, $18,285.37; Freetown, $4,319.41; Mansfield, $8,114.63; Nor- 
ton, $6,322.80; Rehoboth, $1,364.54; Seekonk, $4,806.57; Swansea, $5,234.46; 
Westport, $3,657.08. 

Dukes County. — Chilmark, $10,902.17. 

Essex County. — Andover, $249,902.46; Boxford, $27,939.35; Danvers, $2,- 
766.59; Georgetown, $32,357.13; Groveland, $6,095.12; Hamilton, $14,628.30; 
Haverhill, $3,884.09; Ipswich, $7,276.48; Lynnfield, $10,615.64; Marblehead, 
$7,494.56; Merrimac, $4,429.38; Methuen, $21,942.50; Middleton, $3,047.56; 
Newbury, $2,993.72; Newburyport, $883.87; No. Andover, $35,219.91; Rock- 
port, $8,023.92; Rowley, $12,178.38; Salisbury, $7,810.23; Saugus, $11,769.89; 
Topsfield, $36,215.30; Wenham, $18,181.74; West Newbury, $7,580.64. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $14,921.47; Buckland, $18,894.93; Charlemont, 
$2,435.98; Colrain, $9,099.86; Conway, $3,657.07; Deerfield, $4,870.39; Gill, 
$6,052.48; Greenfield, $21,262.85; Hawley, $3,413.30; Heath, $2,438.05; Lev- 
erett, $1,219.02; Leyden, $2,438.05; Monroe, $2,438.05; Montague, $4,201.44^ 
New Salem, $4,876.10; Northfield, $4,738.02; Orange, $2,590.74; Rowe, $2,438.05; 
Shelburne, $10,361.71; Shutesbury, $2,438.05; Sunderland, $13,845.32; War- 
wick, $30,377.47; Wendell, $5,180.88; Whately, $3,208.50. 

Hampden County. — Agawam, $20,206.88; Blandford, $24,625.37; Brimfield 
$7,314.67; Chester, $20,316.60; Chicopee, $19,295.19; East Longmeadow 
$3,657.03; Granville, $24,368.38; Hampden, $7,436.06; Holland, $6,287.39 
Holyoke, $29,256.65; Ludlow, $26,763.19; Monson, $3,924.34; Montgomery 
$3,657.07; Palmer, $12,174.97; Russell, $4,266.59; Southwick, $11,780.52 
Springfield, $9,128.91; Tolland, $4,876.10; Wales, $2,789.28; Westfield, $28,- 
729.01; West Springfield, $20,582.81; Wilbraham, $7,880.32. 

Hampshire County. — Amherst, $12,068.28; Belchertown, $31,401.80; Chester- 
field, $21,550.50; Cummington, $6,028.08; Easthampton, $13,939.84; Enfield, 
$3,017.08; Goshen, $4,656.67; Granby, $7,314.15; Greenwich, $2,438.05; Had- 
ley, $12,647.15; Hatfield, $2,438.05; Huntington, $2,438.03; Middlefield, $12,- 
534.95; Northampton, $6,095.12; Pelham, $9,153.71; Plainfield, $11,282.40; 
Southampton, $1,219.02; South Hadley, $25,815.99; Ware, $7,314.15; West- 
hampton, $1,828.54; Williamsburg, $6,613.62; Worthington, $13,885.28. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $9,142.69; Arlington, $14,720.69; Ash by, $1,218.98 
Ashland, $5,679.24; Ayer, $10,038.94; Bedford, $5,933.04; Billerica, $11,532.41; 
Boxborough, $3,192.88; Burlington, $9,504.78; Carlisle, $10,638.99; Chelmsford, 
$8,531.64; Concord, $16,496.90; Dunstable, $4,570.99; Framingham, $15,489.08; 
Groton, $12,790.36; Holliston, $21,869.29; Hopkinton, $7,313.84; Hudson, 
$4,588.24; Lexington, $10,550.83; Lincoln, $6,887.49; Littleton, $4,864.94; 



58 P. D. 54 

Lowell, $15,056.67; Maiden, $16,647.99; Marlboro, $15,299.28; Melrose, $11,- 
213.79; Natick, $4,871.16; North Reading, $6,095.10; Pepperell, $9,749.30; 
Reading, $4,876.10; Sherborn, $15,511.18; Shirley, $10,422.10; Stoneham, 
$13,160.44; Stow, $1,828.54; Sudbury, S3.657.00; Tewksburv, $9,752.20; Town- 
send, $8,386.92; Tyngsboro, $9,746.86; Wakefield, $452.03; Waltham, $1,617.63; 
Watertown, $1,021.83; Wa viand, $14,974.27; Westford, $16,306.02; Weston, 
$2,438.10; Wilmington, $8,059.44; Woburn, $8,264.21. 

Xantucket Cou nty. — Nantucket, $11,889.89. 

Norfolk Countv. — Avon, $8,261.28; Bellingham, $4,382.70; Canton, $13,181.92 
Dedham, $1,029.60; Dover, $10,628.31; Foxboro, $16,557.68; Franklin, $7,957.73 
Holbrook, $6,347.60; Medway, $23,138.23; Millis, $14,889.58; Milton, $14,336.76 
Needham. $17,895.09; Norfolk. $12,231.85; Norwood, $6,896.57; Plainville 
$8,074.24; Randolph. $3,124.26; Sharon, $13,754.10; Stoughton, $6,277.46 
Westwood, $14,261.10; Wrentham, $1,828.54. 

Plymouth Countv. — Bridgewater, $7,381.45; Carver, $6,680.49; East Bridg- 
water, $35,830.44;' Halifax, $19,289.44; Hanover, $289.34; Hanson, $14,103.70; 
Hingham, $22,135.32; Kingston, $7,266.51; Marshfield, $8,278.91; Middlebor- 
ough, $12,953.71; Pembroke, $13,287.30; Plvmpton, $31,144.35; Rochester, 
$9,032.98; Rockland, $15,357.62; Wareham/ $3,136.65; West Bridgewater, 
$4,317.49. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $8,646.76; Athol, $1,908.46; Barre, $454.57; 
Berlin, $6,815.30; Blackstone, $4,292.26; Bolton, $4,834.15; Boylston, $7,314.09; 
Brookneld, $9,917.91; Charlton, $8,564.95; Dana, $4,998.00; Fitchburg, $22,- 
073.42; Gardner, 87,599.04; Grafton, $1,615.63; Hardwick, $4,512.58; Harvard, 
$13,780.22; Holden, $2,391.98; Hubbardston, $11,824.29; Leicester, $9,380.54; 
Lunenburg, $1,822.84; Mendon, $4,188.40; Milford, $11,940.43; Millbury, 
$2,402.67; Millville, $7,782.72; New Braintree, $5,426.43; North Brookneld, 
$3,552.41; Northborough, $3,374.80; Northbridge, $6,343.23; Oakham, $5,400.95; 
Oxford, $604.91; Paxton, $8,914.89; Petersham, $4,935.84; Phillipston, 
$6,762.95; Princeton, $9,238.58; Royalston, $8,164.10; Rutland, $8,048.37; 
Southborough, $2,660.03; Spencer, $6,863.06; Sterling, $31,344.51; Sturbridge, 
$2,438.05; Sutton, $8,864.38; Templeton, $3,377.12; Upton, $5,649.03; Ux- 
bridge, $1,423.62; Warren, $3,636.30; West Boylston, $4,600.66; West Brook- 
field, $3,535.92; Westborough, $23,233.05; Westminster, $7,387.14; Winchendon, 
$8,345.36. 

Repair and Improvement oe Public Ways, Exclusive of State Highways, 

in Certain Towns 

(Sections 26 to 29 and 31 of chapter 81, General Laws, as amended) 
During the year the Department contracted for work to be done in the towns 
named in the following table, which also shows the road mileage in the towns and 
the allotments or contributions by the State and towns: — 



Counties and Towns 

Barnstable County: 
Brewster 
Dennis 
Eastham 
Mashpee 
Sandwich 
Truro 
Wellfleet . 
Yarmouth 

Berkshire County: 
Alford . 
Becket 
Cheshire . 
Clarksburg 



Miles 






of 


Allotments 


Road 


State 


Town 


40 


$4,000 00 


$4,000 00 


78 


7,800 00 


7,800 00 


41 


4,100 00 


3,075 00 


27 


2,700 00 


2,025 00 


67 


6,700 00 


5,025 00 


28 


2,800 00 


2,100 00 


35 


3,500 00 


3,500 00 


51 


5,100 00 


7,650 00 


19 


1,900 00 


760 00 


58 


5,800 00 


2,320 00 


42 


4,200 00 


4,200 00 


14 


1,400 00 


2,100 00 



P. D. 54 



Counties and Towns 

Berkshire County — Con. 
Egremont 
Florida 
Hancock . 
Hinsdale . 
Lanesborough . 
Monterey 

Mount Washington 
New Ashford . 
New Marlborough 
Otis 
Peru 

Richmond 
Sandisfleld 
Savoy 
Sheffield . 
Tyringham 
Washington 
West Stockbridge 
Windsor . 

Bristol County: 
Berkley . 
Freetown . 
Norton 
Raynham 
Rehoboth 
Swansea . 

Dukes County: 
Chilmark . 
West Tisbury 

Essex County: 

Boxford . 

Essex 

Georgetown 

Groveland 

Merrimac 

Middleton 

Newbury 

Rowley 

Topsfield 

West Newbury 
Franklin County: 

Ashfield . 

Bernardston 

Buckland 

Charlemont 

Colrain 

Conway 

Gill. 

Hawley 

Heath 

Leverett 

Leyden 

Monroe 

Northfield 

New Salem 

Rowe 



59 



Miles 

of Allotment 

Road State Town 



. 32 


3,200 


00 


2,400 00 


. 43 


4,300 


00 


3,225 00 


. 30 


3,000 


00 


1,500 00 


. 35 


3,500 


00 


2,625 00 


. 41 


4,100 


00 


3,075 00 


. 52 


5,200 


00 


2,080 00 


. 20 


2,000 


00 


500 00 


. 9 


900 


00 


360 00 


. 85 


8,500 


00 


3,400 00 


. 48 


4,800 


00 


1,200 00 


. 37 


3,700 


00 


555 00 


. 34 


3,400 


00 


1,700 00 


. 79 


7,900 


00 


1,185 00 


. 56 


5,600 


00 


840 00 


. 77 


7,700 


00 


3,850 00 


. 25 


2,500 


00 


1,250 00 


. 51 


5,100 


00 


765 00 


. 36 


3,600 


00 


2,700 00 


. 66 


6,600 


00 


990 00 


. 42 


4,200 


00 


2,100 00 


. 47 


4,700 


00 


4,700 00 


. 55 


5,500 


00 


6,875 00 


. 45 


4,500 


00 


4,500 00 


. 109 


10,900 


00 


5,450 00 


. 55 


5,500 


00 


8,250 00 


. 14 


$1,400 00 


$1,400 00 


. 13 


1,300 


00 


1,625 00| 


. 52 


5,200 


00 


2,600 00 


. 21 


2,100 


00 


3,150 00 


. 34 


3,400 


00 


4,250 00 


. 29 


2,900 


00 


4,350 00 


. 31 


3,100 


00 


4,650 00 


. 30 


3,000 


00 


3,750 00 


. 36 


3,600 


00 


5,400 00 


. 31 


3,100 


00 


3,875 00 


. 38 


3,800 


00 


5,700 00 


. 37 


3,700 


00 


2,775 00 


. 80 


8,000 


00 


3,200 00 


. 40 


4,000 


00 


3,000 00 


. 45 


4,500 


00 


6,750 00 


. 49 


4,900 


00 


3,675 00 


. 84 


8,400 


00 


4,200 00 


. 73 


7,300 


00 


1,825 00 


. 36 


3,600 


00 


2,700 00 


. 49 


4,900 00 


735 00 


. 53 


5,300 


00 


795 00 


. 38 


3,800 


00 


1,520 00 


. 40 


4,000 


00 


600 00 


. 18 


1,800 


00 


2,700 00 


. 66 


6,600 


00 


4,950 00 


. 64 


6,400 00 


1,600 00 


. 41 


4,100 00 


2,050 00 



60 



Counties and Towns 



Franklin County 

Shelburne 

Shutesbury 

Sunderland 

Warwick 

Wendell . 

Whately . 
Hampden County 

Blandford 

Brimfield 

Chester 

Granville 

Hampden 

Holland . 

Monson . 

Montgomery 

Southwick 

Tolland . 

Wales 

Wilbraham 

Hampshire County 

Belchertown 

Chesterfield 

Cummington 

Enfield . 

Goshen . 

Hadley . 

Granby . 

Greenwich 

Huntington 

Hatfield . 

Middlefield 

Pelham 

Plainfield . 

Prescott . 

Southampton 

Westhampton 

Williamsburg 

Worthington 
Middlesex County 

Acton 

Ashby 

Ashland . 

Boxborough 

Burlington 

Carlisle 

Dunstable 

Holliston 

Hopkinton 

Lincoln . 

Littleton 

North Reading 

Pepperell 

Sherborn 

Shirley 

Stow 

Sudbury . 



Con. 







P. D. 54 


Miles 






of 


Allotments 


Road 


State 


Town 


48 


4,800 00 


6,000 00 


40 


4,000 00 


1,000 00 


34 


3,400 00 


3,400 00 


55 


5,500 00 


1,375 00 


48 


4,800 00 


2,400 00 


40 


4,000 00 


3,000 00 


83 


8,300 00 


2,075 00 


59 


5,900 00 


2,950 00 


66 


6,600 00 


4,950 00 


73 


7,300 00 


1,825 00 


34 


3,400 00 


1,700 00 


30 


3,000 00 


450 00 


101 


10,100 00 


10,100 00 


27 


2,700 00 


675 00 


50 


5,000 00 


3,750 00 


41 


4,100 00 


615 00 


25 


2,500 00 


1,250 00 


43 


4,300 00 


6,450 00 


115 


11,500 00 


4,600 00 


59 


5,900 00 


885 00 


49 


4,900 00 


1,225 00 


37 


3,700 00 


1,480 00 


28 


2,800 00 


1,120 00 


58 


5,800 00 


7,250 00 


48 


4,800 00 


2,400 00 


39 


3,900 00 


975 00 


40 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


46 


4,600 00 


6,900 00 


38 


3,800 00 


570 00 


39 


3,900 00 


1,950 00 


49 


4,900 00 


735 00 


39 


3,900 00 


585 00 


56 


5,600 00 


2,240 00 


50 


5,000 00 


750 00 


43 


4,300 00 


4,300 00 


73 


7,300 00 


1,095 00 


58 


5,800 00 


7,250 00 


56 


5,600 00 


2,800 00 


38 


3,800 00 


5,700 00 


23 


2,300 00 


920 00 


33 


3,300 00 


4,950 00 


43 


4,300 00 


1,720 00 


37 


3,700 00 


925 00 


50 


5,C00 00 


7,500 00 


66 


6,600 00 


6,600 00 


40 


4,000 00 


6,000 00 


42 


4,200 00 


5,250 00 


31 


3,100 00 


4,650 00 


68 


6,800 00 


8,500 00 


43 


4,300 00 


4,300 00 


46 


4,600 00 


5,750 00 


45 


4,500 00 


3,375 00 


62 


6,200 00 


6,200 00 



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Counties and Towns 

Middlesex County — Con. 
Tewksbury 
Townsend 
Tyngsborough 

Norfolk County: 
Bellingham 
Medfield 
Medway 
Millis 
Norfolk 
Plainville 
Wren th am 

Plymouth County: 

Carver 

Halifax . 

Hanson 

Lakeville 

Norwell . 

Pembroke 

Plympton 

Rochester 

West Bridgewater 
Worcester County: 

Ashburnham 

Bar re 

Berlin 

Bolton 

Boylston 

Brookfield 

Charlton 

Dana 

Douglas . 

East Brookfield 

Harvard . 

Hardwick 

H olden 

Hubbardston 

Lancaster 

Leicester 

Lunenburg 

Mendon . 

New Braintree 

North Brookfield 

Northborough 

Oakham . 

Oxford 

Paxton 

Petersham 

Phillipston 

Princeton 

Royalston 

Rutland . 

Southborough 

Spencer . 

Sterling . 

Sturbridge 

Sutton 



61 



Miles 






of 


Allotments 


Road 


State 


Town 


. 56 


5,600 00 


7,000 00 


. 70 


7,000 00 


5,250 00 


. 40 


4,000 00 


3,000 00 


. 42 


4,200 00 


6,300 00 


. 40 


4,000 00 


6,000 00 


. 44 


4,400 00 


6,600 00 


. 39 


3,900 00 


5,850 00 


. 40 


4,000 00 


4,000 00 


. 34 


3,400 00 


4,250 00 


. 43 


4,300 00 


6,450 00 


. 67 


6,700 00 


6,700 00 


. 33 


3,300 00 


3,300 00 


. 36 


3,600 00 


5,400 00 


. 45 


4,500 00 


3,375 00 


. 47 


4,700 00 


4,700 00 


. 47 


4,700 00 


5,875 00 


. 30 


3,000 00 


1,500 00 


. 49 


4,900 00 


3,675 00 


. 39 


3,900 00 


5,850 00 


. 75 


7,500 00 


5,625 00 


. 120 


12,000 00 


9,000 00 


. 39 


3,900 00 


2,925 00 


. 53 


5,300 00 


2,650 00 


. 41 


4,100 00 


2,050 00 


. 37 


3,700 00 


3,700 00 


. 115 


11,500 00 


4,700 00 


. 43 


4,300 00 


1,720 00 


. 70 


7,000 00 


5,250 00 


. 19 


1,900 00 


2,375 00 


. 56 


5,600 00 


5,600 00 


. 96 


9,600 00 


7,200 00 


. 77 


7,700 00 


9,625 00 


. 75 


7,500 00 


1,875 00 


. 58 


5,800 00 


7,250 00 


. 56 


5,600 00 


8,400 00 


. 67 


6,700 00 


5,025 00 


. 36 


3,600 00 


2,700 00 


. 49 


4,900 00 


1,225 00 


. 69 


6,900 00 


6,900 00 


. 47 


4,700 00 


4,700 00 


. 45 


4,500 00 


1,125 00 


. 66 


6,600 00 


8,250 00 


. 29 


2,900 00 


2,175 00 


. 71 


7,100 00 


5,325 00 


. 41 


4,100 00 


1,025 00 


72 


7,200 00 


2,880 00 


. 67 


6,700 00 


2,680 00 


68 


6,800 00 


3,400 00 


48 


4,800 00 


7,200 00 


100 


10,000 00 


12,500 00 


72 


7,200 00 


5,400 00 


66 


6,600 00 


3,300 00 


84 


8,400 00 


4,200 00 



62 



Counties and Towns 

Worcester County — Con. 
Templeton 
Upton 
Warren 
West Boylston 
West Brookfield 
Westborough . 
Westminster 

Expenditures for 
The expenditures during 
Barnstable, $39,103.74 
Berkshire, $116,960.91 
Bristol, $38,296.95 
Dukes $3,102.81 
Essex, $19,151.74 
Franklin, $115,296.83 



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Miles 
of 


Allotments 


Road 


State 


Town 


. 62 


6,200 00 


7,700 00 




60 


6,000 00 


4,500 00 




60 


6,000 00 


9,000 00 




35 


3,500 00 


4,375 00 




53 


5,300 00 


3,975 00 




57 


5,700 00 


8,550 00 




77 


7,700 00 


3,850 00 



Repair and Improvement of Public Ways 

the year in various counties were : — 

Hampden, $68,811.00 
Hampshire, $97,917.10 
Middlesex, $102,739.99 
Norfolk, $31,884.17 
Plymouth, $43,641.80 
Worcester, $268,965.42 
Total, $945,872.46 



Details of the foregoing expenditures follow : — 

Barnstable County. — Brewster, $4,285.35; Dennis, $8,257.17; Eastham, 
$4,404.32; Mashpee, $2,820.74; Sandwich, $7,177.69; Truro, $3,102.81; Well- 
fleet, $3,804.74; Yarmouth, $5,250.92. 

Berkshire County. — Alford, $2,061.31; Becket, $7,023.05; Cheshire, $4,519.08; 
Clarksburg, $1,326.27; Egremont, $3,396.89; Florida, $5,857.67; Hancock, 
$3,113.07; H,insdale, $3,735.16; Lanesborough, $4,929.33; Monterey, $5,970.36; 
Mt. Washington, $3,037.72; New Ashford, $247.99; New Marlborough, $10,- 
228.89; Otis, $5,058.47; Peru, $5,130.59; Richmond, $3,921.35; Sandisfield, 
$9,132.54; Savoy, $6,051.09; Sheffield, $13,374.64; Tyringham, $2,371.44; 
Washington, $5,954.66; West Stockbridge, $3,419.28; Windsor, $7,100.06. 

Bristol County. — Berkley, $4,556.58; Freetown, $5,099.02; Norton, $5,966.95; 
Raynham, $4,882.05; Rehoboth, $11,825.40; Swansea, $5,966.95. 

Dukes County. — Chilmark, $1,588.29; West Tisbury, $1,514.52. 

Essex County. — Boxford, $4,656.92; Groveland, $2,603.76; Merrimac, $3,254.70; 
Middleton, $2,893.06; Rowley, $2,448.08; Topsfield, $3,295.22. 

Franklin County. — Ashfield, $9,302.58; Bernardston, $4,366.39; Buckland, 
$5,207.49; Charlemont, $5,451.60; Colrain, $8,814.81; Conway, $8,082.50; Gill, 
$3,905.64; Hawley, $5,316.01; Heath, $5,749.97; Leverett, $4,122.62; Leyden, 
$4,339.60; Monroe, $1,952.82; New Salem, $7,295.95; Northfield, $7,323.07; 
Rowe, $4,692.19; Shelburne, $5,532.99; Shutesbury, $4,339.60; Sunderland, 
$3,607.29; Warwick, $5,966.88; Wendell, $5,587.23; Whately, $4,339.60. 

Hampden County. — Blandford, $9,093.46; Brimfield, $6,130.00; Chester, 
$6,697.45; Granville, $7,919.76; Hampden, $3,851.39; Holland, $3,834.52; 
Monson, $10,372.89; Montgomery, $2,610.57; Southwick, $5,451.62; Tolland, 
$5,492.43; Wales, $2,691.84; Wilbraham, $4,665.07. 

Hampshire County. — Belchertown, $12,530.58; Chesterfield, $6,238.17; Cum- 
mington, $5,316.01; Enfield, $4,041.25; Goshen, $3,037.72; Granby, $5,207.51; 
Greenwich, $4,231.11; Hadley, $6,238.17; Hatfield, $4,990.54; Huntington, 
$4,324.26; Middlefield, $3,932.53; Pelham, $4,095.50; Plainfield, $5,343.13; 
Prescott, $3,715.78; Southampton, $6,075.43; Westhampton, $6,102.56; Williams- 
burg, $4,556.58; Worthington, $7,940.27. 

Middlesex County. — Acton, $6,292.42; Ashby, $6,075.43; Ashland, $4,122.62; 
Boxborough, $2,495.27; Burlington, $3,580.17; Carlisle, $4,665.07; Dunstable, 
$4,014.13; Holliston, $5,424.50; Hopkinton, $7,160.34; Lincoln, $4,339.60; Lit- 
tleton, $4,556.58; North Reading, $3,363.19; Pepperell, $7,377.31; Sherborn, 
$4,665.07; Shirley, $4,990.54; Stow, $4,882.05; Sudbury, $6,726.37; Tewksbury, 
$6,075.43; Townsend, $7,594.30; Tyngsborough, $4,339.60. 



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Norfolk County. — Bellingham, $4,556.57; Medfield, $4,339.60; Medway, 
$6,063.56; Millis, $4,231.11; Norfolk, $4,339.60; Plainville, $3,688.66; Wrentham, 
$4,665.07. 

Plymouth County. — Carver, $7,133.13; Halifax, $3,992.75; Hanson, $3,732.24; 
Lakeville, $5,018.06; Norwell, $5,792.41; Pembroke, $4,825.37; Plympton, 
$3,275.33; Rochester, $5,714.37; West Bridgewater, $4,158.14. 

Worcester County. — Ashburnham, $8,167.44; Barre, $13,007.04; Berlin, 
$4,231.11; Bolton, $5,749.97; Boylston, $4,448.09; Brookfield, $4,185.51; Charl- 
ton, $11,605.08; Dana, $4,665.07; Douglas, $7,267.74; East Brookfield, $2,061.31; 
Hardwick, $10,290.18; Harvard, $6,075.43; Holden, $8,249.11; Hubbardston, 
$8,618.94; Lancaster, $6,292.42; Leicester, $6,075.44; Lunenburg, $7,268.83; 



North Brookfield, $7,625.15; 
Oxford, $7,074.35; Paxton, 



Mendon, $3,905.64; New Braintree, $5,316.01 

Northborough, $5,099.03; Oakham, $4,553.93 

$3,247.06; Petersham, $7,702.78; Phillipston, $4,751.08; Princeton, $7,811.28; 

Royalston, $7,268.82; Rutland, $7,377.32; Southborough , $5,207.52; Spencer, 

$9,438.62; Sterling, $7,573.43; Sturbridge, $6,459.52; Sutton, $9,106.80; Tem- 

pleton, $6,760.41 ; Upton, $4,354.71 ; Warren, $6,200.89; West Boylston, $3,797.15; 

West Brookfield, $5,802.64; Westborough, $5,918.84; Westminster, $8,353.73. 

Contracts for the Construction and Reconstruction of State Highways 

in Anticipation of Appropriations 

In Nov., 1931, preparations were made for advertising contracts under the 
provisions of Section 27, Chapter 29, General Laws, as amended, for work to be 
done in various localities, preliminary to the making of contracts involving the 
expenditure by the Commonwealth of not exceeding $2,370,000 for construction 
and $1,300,000 for reconstruction, these amounts being twenty-five per cent of 
the appropriations of $9,480,000 and $5,200,000, respectively, for the fiscal year 
ending Nov. 30, 1931. The construction appropriation includes the sum of $7,000,- 
000 under the provisions of Chapter 122 of the Acts of 1931. The making of these 
contracts as aforesaid was approved by the Governor and Council Nov. 4, 1931. 

Highway Improvements Authorized by Special Acts 

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 420, Acts of 1930, as amended 
by Chapter 454, Acts of 1931, the following contracts were entered into: — 

Revere. — Dec. 17, 1930, contract made with M. McDonough Co., of Saugus, for 
constructing a steel and concrete bridge with approaches in the vicinity of the 
intersection of Broadway and Revere Beach Parkway in Revere, the surface con- 
sisting of bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $151,556.35. Work 
completed Aug. 15, 1931. Expenditure during 1931, $164,556.25. 

Canton-Dedham-W estwood. — July 21, 1931, contract made with the Lee Con- 
struction Co., Inc., of Boston, for constructing two bridges over the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company in Westwood, and about 20,854 feet 
of State highway in Canton, Dedham and Westwood, the surface except over the 
bridges consisting of bituminous macadam, and the surface over the bridges con- 
sisting of bituminous concrete. The proposal amounted to $326,097.40. Work 
about one-third completed. Expenditure during 1931, $165,532.99. 

Dedham-Westwood-Needham. — Oct. 13, 1931, contract made with the John 
Iafolla Construction Company, of Dedham, for constructing about 18,227 feet 
of State highway in Dedham, Westwood and Needham, the surface consisting of 
bituminous macadam. The proposal amounted to $331,155.20. Work just com- 
menced. Expenditure during 1931, $18,595.25. 

Boston. — Nov. 3, 1931, contract made with John F. Kennedy & Company, of 
Somerville, for constructing a bridge at Morton Street, and about 11,142 feet of 
highway on Canterbury Street, new location and Lawn Street, the surface over 
the bridge consisting of bituminous concrete, the surface of the highway consist- 
ing of sections of bituminous macadam and sheet asphalt. The proposal amounted 
to $382,199.55. Work iust commenced. Expenditure during 1931, $9,054.28. 

Brookline-Boston. — Nov. 24, 1931, contract made with M. McDonough Co., 
of Saugus, for constructing about 14,330 feet of parkway or boulevard in Brookline 
and Boston, the surface consisting of sections of bituminous macadam and sheet 
asphalt. The proposal amounted to $465,260.65. Work not yet commenced. 



64 P. D. 54 

Distribution of a Certain Proportion of the Gas Tax, as Provided under 

Chapter 122, Sect. 4, Acts of 1931 

Distribution as follows : — 

Abington, $2,614.76; Acushnet, $1,542.71; Adams, $5,386.41; Agawam, 
$3,320.75; Amesbury, $5,098.79; Amherst, $4,052.88; Andover, $7,635.10; Ar- 
lington, $19,741.45; Athol, $4,523.54; Attleboro, $10,066.83; Auburn, $2,274.84; 
Avon, $889.02; Ayer, $1,438.12; Barnstable, $7,347.48; Belmont, $12,341.68; 
Beverly, $16,708.33; Billerica, $3,765.26; Blackstone, $1,228.94; Boston, $678,- 
452.26; Bourne, $3,163.86; Braintree, $8,445.68; Bridgewater, $2,823.94; Brock- 
ton, $29,991.32; Brookline, $53,498.03; Cambridge, $68,846.68; Canton, $3,582.22 
Chatham, $1,778.04; Chelmsford, $3,425.34; Chelsea, $22,774.58; Chicopee, 
$20,813.50; Clinton, $6,458.46; Cohasset, $3,425.34; Concord, $3,320.75; Dal- 
ton, $2,562.47; Danvers, $4,837.31; Dartmouth, $4,418.95; Dedham, $8,733.30; 
Deerfield, $1,830.33; Dighton, $1,778.04; Dover, $1,281.23; Dracut, $2,065.66; 
Dudley, $1,830.33; Duxbury, $2,222.55; E. Bridgewater, $2,091.81; E. Long- 
meadow, $1,359.68; Easthampton, $5,595.59; Easton, $2,431.73; Edgartown, 
$1,568.86; Erving, $1,045.91; Everett, $25,441.63; Fairhaven, $4,758.87; Fall 
River, $56,374.27; Falmouth, $6,902.97; Fitchburg, $22,068.59; Foxborough, 
$2,222.55; Framingham, $12,943.07; Franklin, $3,582.22; Gardner, $9,988.39; 
Gay Head, $52.30; Gloucester, $13,649.06; Gosnold, $418.36; Grafton, $2,039.51; 
Great Barrington, $4,262.06; Greenfield, $10,615.93; Groton, $1,647.30; Ham- 
ilton, $1,908.78; Hanover, $1,333.53; Harwich, $1,804.19; Haverhill, $24,395.73; 
Hingham, $4,915.75; Holbrook, $1,464.27; Holyoke, $42,149.96; Hopedale, 
$2,117.96; Hudson, $3,268.45; Hull, $5,543.30; Ipswich, $2,928.53; Kingston, 
$1,542.71; Lawrence, $49,052.93; Lee, $2,196.40; Lenox, $2,300.99; Leominster, 
$10,328.31; Lexington, $6,458.46; Longmeadow, $3,529.93; Lowell, $48,843.75; 
Ludlow, $3,843.70; Lynn, $50,830.97; Lynnfield, $1,098.20; Maiden, $25,807.70; 
Manchester, $4,262.06; Mansfield, $3,137.71; Marblehead, $6,615.35; Marion, 
$1,621.15; Marlborough, $6,929.12; Marshfield, $2,144.11; Mattapoisett, $1,- 
281.23; Maynard, $3,006.98; Medford, $26,749.01; Melrose, $12,550.86; Me- 
thuen, $8,576.42; Middleborough, $3,634.52; Milford, $5,883.21; Millbury, 
$2,353.29; Millville, $732.13; Milton, $12,707.74; Montague, $5,151.08; Nahant, 
$1,699.60; Nantucket, $3,660.67; Natick, $6,196.99; Needham, $7,086.00; New 
Bedford, $67,591.59; Newburyport, $5,569.44; Newton, $51,092.45; North 
Adams, $11,374.21; North Andover, $3,634.52; No. Attleboro, $4,235.91; North- 
ampton, $11,583.40; Northbridge, $4,549.69; Norwood, $9,962.24; Oak Bluffs, 
$1,568.86; Orange, $2,379.43; Orleans, $1,255.09; Palmer, $4,575.83; Peabody, 
$9,648.47; Pittsfield, $24,787.94; Plymouth, $10,432.90; Provincetown, $1,699.60; 
Quincy, $45,967.51; Randolph, $2,248.70; Reading, $5,543.30; Revere, $14,- 
904.14; Rockland, $3,556.08; Rockport, $2,065.66; Russell, $1,647.30; Salem, 
$21,127.28; Salisbury, $1,307.38; Saugus, $5,203.38; Scituate, $4,131.32; See- 
konk, $1,699.60; Sharon, $2,196.40; Shrewsbury, $2,902.39; Somerset, $4,209.77; 
Somerville, $45,183.09: South Hadley, $3,765.26; Southbridge, $5,700.18; Spring- 
field, $109,297.05; Stockbridge, $1,830.33; Stoneham, $4,706.57; Stoughton, 
$3,712.96; Swamspcott, $8,707.16; Taunton, $16,106.93; Tisbury, $1,882.63; 
Uxbridge, $3,085.42; Wakefield, $8,445.68; Walpole, $5,386.41; Waltham, 
$20,525.88; Ware, $3,059.27; Wareham, $4,392.80; Watertown, $19,427.68; Way- 
land, $1,882.63; Webster, $5,020.34; Wellesley, $10,668.23; Wenham, $1,202.79; 
W. Springfield, $10,642.08; Westfield, $8,811.75; Westford, $1,778.04; Weston, 
$2,954.68; Westport, $2,300.99; Westwood, $1,490.41; Weymouth, $15,008.73; 
Whitman, $3,399.19; Williamstown, $2,614.76; Wilmington, $1,464.27; Win- 
chendon, $2,588.61; Winchester, $10,197.57; Winthrop, $8,968.63; Woburn, 
$8,053.47; Worcester, $124,044.30. Total, $2,500,000.00. 

Additional Amounts Paid from Gas Tax in Accordance with Provisions 
of Chapter 122, Section 4, Acts of 1931 

Distribution to towns eligible for aid under the provisions of section 26, chapter 
81, Revised Laws, as amended as follows: — 

Acton, $1,450.00; Alford, $475.00; Ashburnham, $1,875.00; Ashby, $1,400.00; 
Ashfield, $2,000.00; Ashland, $950.00; Barre, $3,000.00; Becket, $1,450.00; 
Bedford, $875.00; Belchertown, $2,875.00; Bellingham, $1,050.00; Berkley, 



P. D. 54 65 

$1,050.00; Berlin, $975.00; Bernardston, $1,000.00; Blandford, $2,075.00; Bol- 
ton, $1,325.00; Boxborough, $575.00; Boxford, $1,300.00; Boylston, $1,025.00; 
Brewster, $1,000.00; Brimfield, $1,475.00; Brookfield, $925.00; Buckland, 
$1,125.00; Burlington, $825.00; Carlisle, $1,075.00; Carver, $1,675.00; Charle- 
mont, $1,225.00; Charlton, $2,875.00; Cheshire, $1,050.00; Chester, $1,650.00; 
Chesterfield, $1,475.00; Chilmark, $350.00; Clarksburg, $350.00; Cclrain, 
$2,100.00; Conway, $1,825.00; Cummington, $1,225.00; Dana, $1,075.00; Den- 
nis, $1,950.00; Douglas, $1,750.00; Dunstable, $925.00; E. Brookfield, $475.00; 
Eastham, $1,025.00; Egremont, $800.00; Enfield, $925.00; Essex, $525.00; Flor- 
ida, $1,075.00; Freetown, $1,175.00; Georgetown, $850.00; Gill, $900.00; Goshen, 
$700.00; Granby, $1,200.00; Granville, $1,825.00; Greenwich, $975.00; Grove- 
land, $725.00; Hadley, $1,450.00; Halifax, $825.00; Hampden, $850.00; Hancock, 
$750.00; Hanson, $900.00; Hardwick, $2,400.00; Harvard, $1,400.00; Hatfield, 
$1,150.00; Hawley, $1,225.00; Heath, $1,325.00; Hinsdale, $875.00; Holden, 
$1,925.00; Holland, $750.00; Holliston, $1,250.00; Hopkinton, $1,650.00; Hub- 
bardston, $1,875.00; Huntington, $1,000.00; Lakeville, $1,125.00; Lancaster, 
$1,450.00; Lanesborough, $1,025.00; Leicester, $1,400.00; Leverett, $950.00; 
Leyden, $1,000.00; Lincoln, $1,000.00; Littleton, $1,050.00; Lunenburg, $1,- 
675.00; Mashpee, $675.00; Medfield, $1,000.00; Medway, $1,100.00; Mendon, 
$900.00; Merrimac, $775.00; Middlefield, $950.00; Middleton, $750.00; Millis, 
$975.00; Monroe, $450.00; Monson, $2,525.00; Monterey, $1,300.00; Mont- 
gomery, $675.00; Mt. Washington, $500.00; New Ashford, $225.00; New Brain- 
tree, $1,225.00; N. Marlborough, $2,125.00; New Salem, $1,600.00; Newbury, 
$900.00; Norfolk, $1,000.00; No. Brookfield, $1,725.00; No. Reading, $775.00; 
Northborough, $1,175.00; Northfield, $1,650.00; Norton, $1,400.00; Norwell, 
$1,175.00; Oakham, $1,125.00; Otis, $1,200.00; Oxford, $1,650.00; Paxton, 
$725.00; Pelham, $975.00; Pembroke, $1,175.00; Pepperell, $1,700.00; Peru, 
$925.00; Petersham, $1,775.00; Phillipston, $1,025.00; Plainfield, $1,225.00; 
Plainville, $850.00; Plympton, $750.00; Prescott, $975.00; Princeton, $1,800.00; 
Raynham, $1,125.00; Rehoboth, $2,725.00; Richmond, $850.00; Rochester, 
$1,225.00; Rowe, $1,025.00; Rowley, $775.00; Roylston, $1,675.00; Rutland, 
$1,700.00; Sandisfield, $1,975.00; Sandwich, $1,675.00; Savoy, $1,400.00; Shef- 
field, $1,925.00; Shelburne, $1,200.00; Sherborn, $1,075.00; Shirley, $1,150.00; 
Shutesbury, $1,000.00; Southampton, $1,400.00; Southborough, $1,200.00; 
Southwick, $1,250.00; Spencer, $2,175.00; Sterling, $1,800.00; Stow, $1,125.00; 
Sturbridge, $1,650.00; Sudbury, $1,550.00; Sunderland, $850.00; Sutton, $2,100.00 
Swansea, $1,375.00; Templeton, $1,550.00; Tewksbury, $1,400.00; Tolland, 
$1,025.00; Topsfield, $950.00; Townsend, $1,750.00; Truro, $700.00; Tyngs- 
borough, $1,000.00; Tyringham, $625.00; Upton, $1,500.00; Wales, $625.00; 
Warren, $1,500.00; Warwick, $1,375.00; Washington, $1,275.00; Wellfleet, 
$875.00; Wendell, $1,200.00; W. Boylston, $875.00; W. Bridgewater, $975.00; 
W. Brookfield, $1,325.00; W. Newbury, $925.00; W. Stockbridge, $900.00; W. 
Tisbury, $325.00; Westborough, $1,425.00; Westhampton, $1,250.00; West- 
minster, $1,925.00; Whately, $1,000.00; Wilbraham, $1,075.00; Willamsburg, 
$1,075.00; Windsor, $1,650.00; Worthington, $1,825.00; Wrentham, $1,075.00; 
Yarmouth, $1,275.00. Total, $220,750.00. 

Permits to Common Carriers of Passengers by Motor Vehicles 
In accordance with sections 48 A and 48B, chapter 280, Acts of 1925, which 

amends chapter 159, General Laws, 72 permits were granted during the year. 
No permits w 7 ere granted after September 6, 1931, when Chapter 409 of the 

Acts of that year, relieving the Department from jurisdiction in such matters, 

became effective. 

The Regulation of Advertising Signs and Devices Within the Public View 
(Sections 29-33, chapter 93, General Laws, as amended) 
In accordance with the provisions of sections 29 to 33, inclusive, chapter 93, 
General Laws, as amended by chapters 85, 237, 334 and 490, Acts of 1924, pro- 
viding for the control of billboards and other advertising devices on public ways 
or on private property within the public view of any highway, public park or reser- 



66 P. D. 54 

vation, the Department adopted on Jan. 24, 1924, certain new rules and regula- 
tions, superseding all former issues; and these have continued in force during the 
present year. 

Applications, Licenses and Permits. — Licenses were granted to 30 individuals 
and others to engage in the business of advertising in the Commonwealth by the 
use of outdoor signs. 

Of 287 applications received for permits for the erection of advertising signs, 
222 permits have been granted ; and 66 permits were granted on applications filed 
previous to 1931. Sixty applications for the erection of new signs were not ap- 
proved because the locations were in violation of the rules and regulations adopted 
Jan. 24, 1924; and 17 applications for permits were cancelled. 

Of 3,818 renewal applications sent to those whose permits were to expire June 
30, 1931, 2,908 were returned to the Department requesting renewal; and 864 
requested that permits be cancelled. The number of renewal applications ap- 
proved, to be in force, until June 30, 1932, was 2,909. The total number of per- 
mits in force Nov. 30, 1931, was 3,031. 

Receipts and Expenditures. — The total receipts for the year ending Nov. 30, 
1931, were $14,278.20 and the expenditures were $19,061.97. 

The Removal of Signs. — The "Sign Patrol" consisting of small trucks com- 
pletely equipped for the work, have removed 30,000 signs during the year in addi- 
tion to 5,000 removed by other agents of the Department, under authority of 
section 30- A, chapter 93, General Laws, from within the highways and from private 
property. 

Injunction. — On June 19, 1925, a temporary injunction was granted the Gen- 
eral Outdoor Advertising Company, Inc., and others, as complainants enjoining 
and restraining the Commissioners, constituting the Department of Public Works, 
for the Commonwealth, until the further order of the Court, from proceeding in 
any way against them for any alleged failure to comply with the Rules and Regu- 
lations for the control and restriction of the billboards, signs and other devices, 
promulgated under date of Jan. 24, 1924. This injunction is still in force and will 
be until the case is settled in Court. 

Hearings. — Hearings were given to officials of Lexington, Winchester, Winthrop, 
Brookline, Belmont, Cohasset, Norwood. 



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$0 75 


$15 00 


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Agawam 


Lane Const. Co. 


25 


45 


2 00 


1 25 


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Amesbury, Haver- 


















hill, Merrimac 


P. J. Holland . 


25 


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16 00 


07 


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Amherst 


Roy M. Wright 






33 


29 


33 


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P. J. Holland . 






35 


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1 50 


80 


15 00 


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7 00 


Arlington 


G. Rotundi & Son 






50 


- 


3 00 


1 00 


- 


10 


8 00 


Ashburnham 


A. Pallatto 






20 


- 


10 00 


60 


16 00 


- 


- 


Ashby 


A. Pallatto 






25 


30 


15 00 


60 


16 00 


10 


- 


Attleboro 


Perini & Ampollini 






30 


- 


4 00 


1 75 


16 00 


07 


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Auburn & Wore. . 


Carlo Bianchi . 






25 


20 


1 70 


75 


17 00 


07J 


6 50 


Avon . 


Arute Bros. 






30 


- 


2 25 


60 


15 00 


07 


- 


Barnstable 


Lane Const. Corp. 






10 


- 


10 


1 25 


20 00 


15 


- 


Barnstable . 


Lane Const. Corp. 






10 


10 


10 


50 


20 00 


09 


- 


Barnstable . 


Lane Const. Corp. 






34 


34 


34 


70 


21 00 


11 


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Becket. 


Bertolini Bros. 






40 


45 


2 50 


1 00 


16 00 


09 


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Belchertown 


A. H. Newell Co. 






30 


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1 75 


85 


18 00 


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G. Bonazolli 






40 


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1 00 


18 00 


08 


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Bernardston 


Warner & Goodwin 






26 


26 


4 00 


1 00 


20 00 


09 


- 


Billerica 


R. G. Watkins 






35 


- 


2 00 


90 


17 00 


08 


- 


Blandford 


Eng. S. & C. Co. 






35 


35 


2 00 


80 


20 00 


10* 


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Boston 


J. F. Kennedy Co. 






50 


45 


6 00 


1 00 


10 20 


05 


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Boston-Brookline . 


McDonough Co. 






35 


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35 


60 


15 00 


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Bourne 


Atwood-Thomas Co. 






40 


35 


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20 




Bourne & Plymouth 


A. D. Bridge's Sons 






38 


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38 


50 


18 00 


18 


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Boxford 


A. Susi & Co. . 






35 


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2 00 


80 


15 00 


12 


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Bridgewater 


Powers Bros. . 






30 


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1 00 


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Brockton 


Powers Bros. . 






30 


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2 00 


80 


15 00 


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Brookfield 


Frank & Frank C. Co. 




60 


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20 00 


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Westwood . 


Lee Const. Co., Inc. 




29 


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70 


15 00 


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Canton 


J. F. Kennedy Co. . 




40 


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2 00 


80 


15 00 


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Carlisle 


A. Pallatto 




30 


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15 00 


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Charlton 


Perini & Ampollini 




40 


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80 


30 00 


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Cheshire 


Lane Const. Corp. . 




40 


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Fitchburg Cone. Const. Co. 


40 


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Warner Bros. & Goodwin . 


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26 


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Greenough C. Co. 


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Eastern Contracting Co., Inc. . 


40 


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18 00 


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Concord 


Greenough Const. Co. 


40 


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2 50 


1 00 


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J. J. Watkins .... 


40 


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J. Iafolla Const. Co. 


40 


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J. Iafolla Const. Co. 


30 


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D. O'Connell's Sons 


50 


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E. L. Canedy . 


60 


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12 00 


08 


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E. Bridgewater 


D. J. Roach 




37 


37 


37 


1 00 


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15 


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Easton 


Arute Bros., Inc. 




40 


40 


40 


1 00 


20 00 


08 


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Egremont 


Bertolini Bros. 




85 


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85 


50 


16 00 


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Erving . 


Lawton Const. Co. . 




29 


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Simpson Bros. 




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16 00 


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40 


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_ 


_ 


50 


_ 


60 00 


14 08 


55 


2 25 


50 


40 


50 


- 


85 


- 


1 50 


- 


60 


- 


- 


25 00 


50 


- 


43 


- 


60 


- 


1 00 


1 50 


- 


- 


- 


- 


55 00 


18 00 


37 


2 66 


60 


45 


50 


- 


90 


1 25 


2 00 


3 00 


60 


2 00 


_ 


25 00 


40 


2 40 


40 


- 


- 


- 


2 00 


- 


3 00 


4 00 


- 


1 25 


- 


20 00 


80 


2 15 


45 


- 


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75 


90 


1 25 


1 75 


2 75 


- 


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17 00 


50 


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— 


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— 




— 


50 


— 


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80 


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1 25 


1 75 


2 80 


50 


- 


40 00 


22 00 


36 


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45 


80 


80 


1 15 


1 65 


2 65 


- 


- 


50 00 


16 75 


40 


- 


- 


- 


- 


— 


- 


— 


— 


— 


- 


- 


50 00 


- 


55 


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50 


40 


45 


65 


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- 


1 45 


- 


45 


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45 00 


16 90 


37 


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45 


50 


50 


85 


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1 40 


1 80 


- 


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55 00 


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55 


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— 


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50 


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— 


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55 


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Georgetown . 


J. E. Watkins . 


$0 25 


$0 35 


$1 70 


$0 75 


$17 00 


$0 07 § 




Gill-Greenfield 


Kelleher Corp. 






60 


30 


60 


1 00 


16 00 


08i 


- 


Grafton 


G. Bonozzoli 






40 


— 


2 00 


90 


18 00 


10 


— 


Gt. Barrington 


A. G. Bianchi Const. Co. 






30 


- 


1 00 


1 00 


20 00 


09 


- 


Gt. Barrington 


F. T. Ley & Co., Inc. 






1 32 


39 


2 00 


79 


10 00 


14J 


$8 75 


Groton & Pepperell 


D. &. C. Const. Co. 






30 


35 


30 


50 


15 00 


08 


- 


Hadley 


Lane Const. Corp. . 






35 


- 


2 00 


50 


18 00 


08 


- 


Halifax-Plympton 


M. F. Roach & Sons 






37 


37 


37 


1 00 


20 00 


15 


— 


Hamilton 


R. G. Watkins & Son 






30 


45 


2 00 


90 


14 00 


08 


- 


Hancock 


A. Pallatto 






65 


60 


3 00 


50 


20 00 


09 


- 


Hanson 


Arute Bros. 






35 


- 


3 00 


1 00 


18 00 


08 


- 


Harwich 


Lane Const. Co. 






20 


20 


20 


75 


25 00 


16 


- 


Hingham 


T. Whalen & Sons . 






40 


- 


4 00 


1 00 


14 00 


07 


7 00 


Hingham 


Bradford Weston 






30 


- 


1 00 


85 


18 00 


07* 


- 


Hingham-Hull 


Waterbury Rd. C. Co. 






- 


65 


6 00 


1 00 


18 00 


07* 


-. 


Hinsdale 


Lee Const. Co. 






35 


35 


1 50 


1 00 


17 00 


09 


— 


Holbrook 


Arute Bros., Inc. 






30 


30 


3 00 


1 00 


15 00 


- 


- 


Holliston 


Perini & Ampollini 






50 


- 


6 00 


50 


16 00 


06 


- 


Ipswich 


R. G. Watkins & Son 






30 


35 


- 


80 


16 00 


09 


- 


Kingston 


Guerini Bros. . 






35 


— 


5 00 


80 


— 


08* 


_ 


Lakeville-Middle- 






















borough . 


Arute Bros., Inc. 






35 


22 


3 00 


60 


15 00 


07 


6 00 


Ludlow 


Adams & Ruxton Co. 






40 


- 


3 00 


80 


20 00 


08* 


- 


Lynnfield 


State Const. Co. 






30 


- 


1 75 


80 


15 00 


08 


- 


Lynnfield-Wake- 




- 


















field 


J. E. Ballentine & Sons 






44 


— 


2 75 


— 


12 00 


09 


— 


Mansfield 


Arute Bros., Inc. 






35 


- 


5 00 


1 00 


- 


08 


- 


Marblehead . 


G. Rotundi & Son 






40 


- 


2 40 


90 


15 00 


07 


— 


Marlborough- 






















Northborough 


B. Perini & Sons 






57 


57 


57 


1 00 


18 00 


08* 


8 00 


Medway 


Arute Bros. ,Inc. 






20 


- 


2 50 


60 


20 00 


07 


- 


Medway 


Arute Bros., Inc. 






20 


35 


20 


60 


15 00 


06* 


- 


Melrose 


Central Const. Co. . 






45 


- 


3 00 


90 


25 00 


- 


* 


Mendon 


E. L. Sabatinelli 






55 


40 


1 50 


90 


14 00 


- 


- 


Middleborough 


Powers Bros. . 






35 


35 


2 00 


75 


16 00 


07* 


- 


Milford 


John F. Nagle 






30 


- 


2 50 


75 


14 00 


09 


- 


Millbury-Worcester 


A. I. Savin 






20 


27 


4 00 


50 


12 00 


07 


6 00 


Millis . 


A. M. Cunstance & Co. 






35 


35 


3 00 


90 


20 00 


12 


- 


Millis . 


Perini & Ampollini . 






25 


- 


2 00 


1 00 


- 


10 


- 


Milton. 


A. DeStefano, Inc. . 






35 


- 


2 50 


90 


16 00 


07 


7 00 


Monson & Palmer. 


P. J. Holland . 






40 


- 


4 00 


45 


20 00 


10 


8 50 


Monterey 


J. DeMichael & Son 






40 


- 


1 75 


1 00 


14 00 


09 


- 


Nantucket 


M. F. Roach . 






50 


- 


50 


50 


20 00 


23 


- 


Needham 


M. Pandolph Co. 






31 


33 


2 50 


79 


12 00 


07J 


- 


Newbury-Newbury- 






















port 


Welch & Moynihan 






30 


- 


2 00 


- 


- 


08* 


- 


Newbury & Rowley 


M. McDonough Co. 






30 


40 


2 00 


80 


15 00 


08 


- 


No. Andover 


M. McDonough Co. 






30 


40 


1 50 


1 00 


15 00 


07* 


- 


Needham & Welles- 






















ley . 


B. Perini & Sons 






28 


28 


1 35 


60 


15 00 


07 


- 


Northborough 


Greenough Const. Co. 






20 


- 


5 00 


1 00 


15 00 


12 


- 


Northborough- 






















Shrewsbury 


Lane Const. Corp. 






25 


25 


3 50 


1 50 


18 00 


09 


7 25 


Norwood 


Smith Const. Co. 






45 


• 


3 50 


40 


8 00 


06 


— 


Norwood-Sharon- 




















Walpole 


Carlo Bianchi & Co., Inc. 




24 


24 


1 50 


60 


17 00 


09 


5 65 


Pelham 


Kelleher Corp. 




45 


- 


2 50 


1 25 


18 00 


08| 


- 


Pembroke 


Eastern Contr. Co. . 






33 


- 


4 00 


75 


18 00 


071 


- 


Phillipston 


Greenough Const. Co. 






30 


- 


3 00 


1 00 


15 00 


12 


- 


Plainfield 


N. Beacco & Sons 






55 


50 


1 30 


1 50 


— 


16 


— 


Plainville 


Perini & Ampolini 






30 


- 


1 00 


2 00 


- 


- 


- 


Randolph 


Ernest Barolone 






30 


30 


1 00 


75 


14 00 


11 


- 


Randolph 


Powers Bros. . 






30 


_ 


2 00 


80 


— 


07 


_ 


Rehoboth-Seekonk- 






















Swansea . 


Sherry Const. Co., Inc. 






30 


- 


2 00 


75 


12 00 


08 


6 75 


Revere 


M. McDonough Co. 






60 


40 


4 00 


1 00 


15 00 


08 


- 


Rochester 


S. W. Lawrence 






35 


35 


35 


1 00 


20 00 


- 


- 


Rockland 


Smith Const. Co. 






35 


- 


3 50 


65 


10 00 


07 


- 


Rowley 


M. McDonough Co. 






30 


35 


2 00 


80 


15 00 


08 


- 


Royalston 


Ralph E. Bull . 






25 


- 


4 00 


1 00 


17 00 


11 


- 


Salem & Swampscott 


M. McDonough Co. 






25 


40 


1 50 


60 


15 00 


07* 


- 


Salisbury 


J. E. Watkins . 






25 


30 


1 00 


65 


18 00 


08 


- 


Salisbury 


J. E. Watkins . 






25 


_ 


1 00 


70 


18 00 


07 


- 


Salisbury 


J. E. Watkins . 






30 


45 


2 00 


85 


18 00 


08 


- 


Salisbury 


W. S. Staples . 






25 


— 


80 


65 


14 00 




— 



P. D. 54 



71 



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65 


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55 


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35 


65 


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35 00 


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60 


35 


35 


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50 


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32 50 


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35 


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50 


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45 


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75 


75 


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_ 


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45 00 


17 00 


38 


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45 


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55 


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65 


1 50 


50 


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55 


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90 


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- 


1 00 


- 


50 00 


15 00 


50 


1 90 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


75 


_ 


_ 


14 00 


55 


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- 


50 


- 


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90 


1 25 


- 


- 


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45 


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65 


35 


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80 


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43 00 


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90 


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55 


85 


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60 


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55 00 


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57 


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50 


40 


60 


- 


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35 


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30 


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60 


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70 


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28 


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60 


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50 


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75 


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1 60 


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Contract Prices Dec. 1, 1930, to Nov. 30, 1931 — Concluded 









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H. W. Flaherty 






70 


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Seekonk 




T. J. Quinn 






35 


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Dingley & Lloy 






38 


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2 30 


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Sheffield 




N. H. Rd. Const. Co. 






40 


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Sherborn 




Perini & Ampollini 






30 


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Geo. H. Pierce 






30 


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Warner & Goodwin . . . 




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Jas. Chesarone. 






43 


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Perini & Ampollini . 






35 


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Stockbridge 




Lane Const. Corp. 






35 


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19 00 


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Kelleher Corp. 






30 


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Roger T. Fay . 






60 


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S. Triconi 






30 


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H. N. Conant . 






1 00 


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P. J. Keating Co. . 






1 50 


35 


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11 


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P. J. Keating Co. . 






1 50 


54 


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Lane Const. Corp. 






20 


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1 00 


14 00 


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W'bury Rd. Const. Co. 






30 


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35 


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W. & L. Eng. Co. . 






50 


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Welch & Moynihan . 






30 


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Carlo Bianchi & Co. 






32 


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1 00 


18 00 


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Carlo Bianchi & Co. 






30 


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Otis R. Mann . 






45 


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J. J. Watkins . 






30 


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80 


15 00 


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P. Salvucci 






35 


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80 


15 00 


08 


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W. Stockbridge 


Sermini & Giracca 






40 


50 


2 00 


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Lane Const. Corp. 






45 


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Ralph E. Bull . 






33 


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High early strength cement concrete for top course ... 9.55 

Cement concrete surface for bottom course 6 . 40 

High early strength cement concrete for bottom course 7 . 30 



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74 P. D. 54 

REGISTRY OF MOTOR VEHICLES 

The 1931 statistics do not indicate an increase in the number of registration 
applications handled, except in the case of the commercial vehicles. The other 
classes of applications handled indicate some decrease, although the volume of 
work handled by the Registry throughout the year was not affected by the numeri- 
cal decrease in the count of applications received, as the use made of the Registrar's 
records and files by letter, personal calls at the counters, and of the telephone 
information lines, was constantly on the increase. 

There has been a noticeable decrease in the number of court abstracts received, 
which directly affects the revenue received from fines. The number of abstracts 
received in 1931 was 2,300 less than the previous year, which year, in turn, was 
about 5,000 less than the peak year of 1929. It is fair to assume that the decrease 
in court abstracts received indicates an increase in the number of persons who are 
complying with the motor vehicle laws, rather than any less activity in the matter 
of law enforcement. 

The Registrar of Motor Vehicles in continuing his activities for greater safety 
on the highways has had the co-operation of the various safety committees, police 
and other officials and organizations of the Commonwealth. 

In this connection, the Department was directed and authorized to make a study 
of the problem of reducing loss and damage, injury and death resulting from the 
use and operation of motor vehicles, and for this purpose there was appropriated 
a sum not exceeding $20,000. In conducting this study, Dr. Charles S. Slocombe 
was appointed as Expert Assistant to the Registrar, and this work was started at 
the Registry on June 1. The investigation is now well under way. 

A few of the outstanding figures of the work of the Registry during the year, 
together with a comparison with the previous year, follow : — 

1930 1931 

Motor Vehicle certificates of registration issued 
Licenses to operate issued ..... 
Examinations of applicants for licenses 
Licenses and registrations revoked and suspended . 
Licenses revoked for driving under influence of liquor 
Total number of applications handled 
Gross receipts from fees ..... 

Registrations of Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles and Motor Cycles 

The following registration figures show a .37% decrease in passenger registra- 
tions, with a very slight increase in commercial registrations, the motor cycle 
registrations continuing to decrease as they have for several years past. 

1905 1910 1915 1920 1925 1930 1931 
Passenger cars . 4,889 31,360 90,580 251,570 663,858 893,558 890,228 
Commercial ve- 
hicles — — 12,053 52,968 100,480 114,918 116,580 
Motorcycles . 553 3,358 9,520 15,142 10,333 4,642 3,068 



1,013,118 


1,009,876 


982,795 


1,024,304 


123,001 


112,763 


52,954 


58,306 


5,052 


5,535 


2,104,342 


2,115,193 


$6,462,618 51 $6,430,015 98 



Totals . . 5,442 34,718 112,153 319,680 774,671 1,013,118 1,009,876 

Examinations for Licenses 

The appointment system of examining operators adopted in 1930, having proved 
satisfactory, was continued throughout 1931. The examination has continued to 
include not only an actual demonstration on the highways but a reading test, an 
eye test and a thorough test of the applicant as to his knowledge of the motor ve- 
hicle law. 

In this connection, the so-called "Questions and Answers" book was carefully 
revised and edited in such a way that it is believed that operators could learn the 
information required more readily by having related items and questions grouped, 
and the examiner,